Tulip 'La Belle Epoque'

You won't find any other tulip like this, the most incredible colour – coffee mousse, flushed with pink, with double flowers which last for weeks. I really love it. More
15 bulbs 260860-15 £13.95 Delivery late September
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30 bulbs 260860-30 £25.50 Delivery late September
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Or buy this as part of our Brandy Snap Tulip Collection and Tapestry Tulip Collection.

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You won't find any other tulip like this, the most incredible colour – coffee mousse, flushed with pink, with double flowers which last for weeks. I really love it.

Our tulip bulbs are the best and biggest we can find, from tried and trusted growers. Don't forget that tulips like to be planted late in October and November with the colder weather, and need a little watering if planted in pots.

Genus Tulipa
Group/Species Double Late

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Variety Belle Epoque
Type Hardy Perennial Bulb
Common Name Tulip
Border Position Front, Middle
Bulb Size 11/+
Soil Type Acid, Alkaline, Chalky, Clay, Fertile, Heavy Clay, Neutral, Sandy
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Well-drained
Height 40cm (16in)
Spacing Plant pointy end up 10-15cm (4-6in) deep, 8cm (3in) apart. Layer bulbs to a depth of 25-30cm (10-12in) if room is tight. Remember to add plenty of grit if your soil is heavy. For containers, space bulbs 1-2cm (½-1in) apart if planting in a single layer, give them more room, 2-3cm (1-1½in) if planting in a bulb lasagne.
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Plant outdoors October - December.
Care Tips Don't plant tulip bulbs until the cold weather has set in – this helps wipe out viral and fungal diseases. Leave the browning foliage on your tulips until every leaf has died right down – this allows the bulb to store more food and increases the chances of good flowering the following year.
Flowering April - May
Vase Life Tulips make supreme cut flowers. Strip the bottom leaves, tie the stems in paper to hold the stems ram-rod straight and leave to drink for at least 3 hours – or overnight. This helps keep the stems straight, but tulips do continue to grow after picking so curves may appear.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Swoon-inducing Tulips.

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Reviewed 30th April 2017 by Tamar

I'm in love with these tulips. I forgot what they were called and looked it up and fell in love them again. Strong blue-grey foliage appears early spring and bruises towards the peach nude buds that follow, neither do little justice to the complex but delicate neutral tones of the flowers at full tilt - coffee cream, blush, mauve, with deep black stamens. These tulips go with everything; and their tall strong habit makes them excellent in pots or strewn around a mixed border - which is what I did, in my silver/bronze/brown schemed planting. They look good for weeks - managing a dramatic stance even to the end. Belle Epoque is certainly a fitting name.
Would swoon again.

Perfect!

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Reviewed 24th April 2015 by ladysevillamarmalade

I planted these last autumn in a west facing ribbon border under a stone wall, together with Tulips Exotic Emperor, Green Star and Apricot Beauty and Pulmonaria Sissinghurst White at their feet and I am totally delighted. So far no problem with our damp Devon soil.

Beautiful, faded colour

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Reviewed 4th March 2015 by Carol Farrand

I fell for these last winter and planted a few. So often, the reality does not live up to the image in a catalogue, but these did. Soft, sort of faded colour which is delicate. Flowers lasted a long time in our Devon garden so I bought some more. the faded mix is lovely.