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
30 bulbs 260860-30 £19.95

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Or buy this as part of our Belle Epoque Tulip Collection and Brandy Snap 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
Variety Belle Epoque
Group Double Late

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Type Hardy Perennial Bulb
Common Name Tulip
Border Position Middle
Bulb Size 12/+

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11/+
Soil Type Chalky, Sandy, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Well-drained
Height 40cm (16in)
Spacing Plant 20cm (8in) deep, 8cm apart. Layer bulbs if room is tight.
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.
Flowering April
Vase Life Tulips make supreme cut flowers. Strip the bottom leaves, tie the stems in paper and soak for 8 hrs. This helps keep the stems straight.
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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Delivery

Bulb Delivery - When in stock, outdoor bulbs are normally despatched within 2-3 working days. During the busy months of February and September/October, it can take up to two weeks for delivery, due to the number of orders being processed. Please note, we despatch all of our orders in the order they were placed.

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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.