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
30 bulbs 260238-30 £11.50

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60 bulbs 260238-60 £21.50

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15 bulbs 260238-15 £5.95

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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
Variety Purissima
Group Fosteriana

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

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Soil Type Chalky, Sandy, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Well-drained
Height 45cm (18in)
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 March - 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
Advice & Videos
Planting numbers for bulbs in borders

A handy guide for how many alliums, narcissi, tulips, snowdrops and other bulbs to plant in your plot.

How to plant and grow tulips

Find out the best way to plant your tulip bulbs for a great display next spring.

Layering bulbs – How to make a bulb lasagne

Create beautiful flower displays in your spring pots with Sarah's guide to layering bulbs in a bulb lasagne.

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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Tulip 'Purissima' reviews

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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.