Tulipa 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
Variety sylvestris
Group Species
Type Hardy Perennial Bulb
Common Name Wild native tulip
Border Position Front
Bulb Size 12/+

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5/+

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Soil Type Chalky, Sandy, Neutral
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
Planting numbers for bulbs in borders

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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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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!