Tulip 'Purissima'

Tulip 'Purissima' is a fantastic, large creamy tulip, like an early Tulip 'Spring Green'. This is perfect for early spring picking and also brilliant for pots. More
15 bulbs 260238-15 £5.95

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30 bulbs 260238-30 £11.50

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60 bulbs 260238-60 £21.95

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100 bulbs 260238-100 £34.95

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Tulip 'Purissima' is a fantastic, large creamy tulip, like an early Tulip 'Spring Green'. This is perfect for early spring picking and also brilliant for pots.

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 Fosteriana
Variety Purissima
Type Hardy Perennial Bulb
Common Name Tulip
Border Position Front, Middle
Bulb Size 11/12

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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 45cm (18in)
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 March - April
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

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Tulip 'Purissima' reviews

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Beautiful white tulips

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Reviewed 7th July 2018 by Sophie Cooke

These are lovelier in life than in photos. They aren't (ironically) pure white, but rather white flushed with tints of cream and sometimes lemon, which gives them a far more subtle appeal.

Gorgeous

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Reviewed 16th April 2016 by Tania Pearson

I wasn't sure I would like them, but they have transformed my white garden into a thing of beauty. They are big blowsy, fulsome tulips. I love them.

Tulip Purissima

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Reviewed 18th April 2015 by Pat Chance

This is a beautiful white tulip but unfortunately one of the 15 that I bought was in fact yellow. Customer services were very helpful and sent me replacements this year. They are now flowering, 13 white and 2 yellow.