Tulip 'Menton'

Tulip 'Menton' is not normally a colour I would pick out from a crowd, but I cannot describe the beauty of this tulip. It's twice the height of most and has marvellous coral pink flowers in a great goblet shape. More
15 bulbs 260712-15 £7.95 Delivery late September
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30 bulbs 260712-30 £14.95 Delivery late September
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Or buy this as part of our Peach and Apricot Tulip Collection and Best Pale Tulip Collection.

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Tulip 'Menton' is not normally a colour I would pick out from a crowd, but I cannot describe the beauty of this tulip. It's twice the height of most and has marvellous coral pink flowers in a great goblet shape. They have a long garden and vase life too.

Reliable, long-flowering, good weather resistance and good reappearance year after year – this is brilliant planted with Kale 'Redbor' in your vegetable patch.

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 Single Late
Variety Menton
Type Hardy Perennial Bulb
Common Name Tulip
Border Position Front, Middle
Bulb Size 12/+

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Soil Type Acid, Alkaline, Chalky, Clay, Fertile, Heavy Clay, Neutral, Sandy
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Well-drained
Height 65cm (26in)
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 Late 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
Advice & Videos
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Delivery

Bulb Delivery - When in stock, please allow up to 1 week for delivery.

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Reviewed 18th April 2017 by Lindsay

I totally agree with the official review above, planted these in a pot 2016. Absolutely superb colour, rich, vibrant, with beautiful inner slightly stronger hue. Lovely long strong stems - alas not strong enough to withstand a big fat wood pigeon landing on them, breaking several over a few days - had to protect them with a frame! Obviously the pigeon loved the colour as much as I did.

Menton giants

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Reviewed 11th July 2014 by Su

I bought some of these last autumn and was amazed by the enormous blooms. These are the biggest tulips I have ever grown or seen! Beautiful colour that changes. A real show stopper. Thank you Sarah