Tulip sylvestris

The wild native tulip which grows well in grass and in light shade under trees and it has a delicious scent. Plant it this year and it will be there for decades. More
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The wild native tulip which grows well in grass and in light shade under trees and it has a delicious scent. Plant it this year and it will be there for decades.

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 Species
Variety sylvestris
Type Hardy Perennial Bulb
Common Name Wild native tulip
Border Position Front
Bulb Size 5/+

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Soil Type Chalky, Neutral, Sandy
Scent Scented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Well-drained
Height 35cm (14in)
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
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Delivery

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

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Tulip sylvestris reviews

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Beautiful and scented

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Reviewed 23rd April 2018 by Martine Garbacz

I hesitated in ordering this tulip as it did not look very exciting in the catalogue but as it was promised to be scented, I decided to forget any misgivings. How right I was! This is a lovely tulip, quite tall in my garden (which surprised my as it looked quite short in the catalogue) and very early (March) here in North London, with a lovely shape, its head hanging gracefully. It has a fantastic scent and keeps well in a vase, which I did not expect for a wood tulip. I shall be ordering more next year.
My other tulips (Helmar, Havran, Cairo) have got sensational colours but this one is my favourite, because of its delicacy and sweet scent.

Perfect Tulip for Naturalising

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Reviewed 23rd April 2015 by Christine Miles

These golden tulips are just wonderful, now opening as the daffs are going over here in North Wales (23 Apr). I planted these quite late, in groups of three and this is their first year. They are only 8-10" tall at the moment, which to be honest is just perfect in our exposed location. I am so delighted, I will be ordering more this autumn. I have never seen these anywhere else before, so many thanks Sarah Raven!