Tulip 'Sarah Raven' and Tulip 'Menton' with Wallflower 'Ruby Gem'

The most chic combination we had in the garden last spring, the statuesque coral pink tulip 'Menton' contrasted to a soft purple wallflower, with the deep glossy 'Sarah Raven' scattered through. More
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The most chic combination we had in the garden last spring, the statuesque coral pink tulip 'menton' contrasted to a soft purple wallflower, with the deep glossy 'Sarah Raven' scattered through. As an added bonus these two are super-perennial tulips.

This collection contains:
Genus Cheiranthus, Tulipa
Group/Species Lily flowered, Single Late,

Single-flowered cultivars, mainly long-stemmed and late-flowering. Versatile with large oval to almost squarish flowers on strong stems. Click here for more information about tulip groups.

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Variety Menton, Ruby Gem, Sarah Raven
Type Hardy Biennial (grown as a Hardy Annual), Hardy Perennial Bulb
Common Name Wallflower, Tulip
Border Position Container, Front, Middle
Soil Type Fertile, Neutral
Scent Scented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 65cm (26in)
Spacing 25-30cm (10-12in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Plant your wallflowers as soon as they arrive, 25-30cm (10-12in) apart and then in November slot the tulip bulbs (pointy end up using a long-handled bulb planter) all through them to a depth of 15-20cm (6-8in).
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 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.
Harvesting Flower production: 2 months.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Tulip 'Sarah Raven' and Tulip 'Menton' with Wallflower 'Ruby Gem' reviews

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Reviewed 2nd August 2019 by Charlotte

This was an excellent collection and looked beautiful over several weeks in the spring. I particularly loved Tulip 'Sarah Raven'.

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Reviewed 2nd August 2019 by Gillian

Tulips were lovely but the wallflowers were very slow to get going and flower.

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Reviewed 3rd July 2019 by Carolyne

Another lovely collection and the wallflowers are still flowering since I cut them back after their first flowering