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The fleshy and blousey Anne Boleyn of tulips, 'La Belle Epoque' is almost matched by the pink, smoky 'Mistress Mystic' here, with a good splash of contrast from the frilly and flamboyant 'Black Parrot'.

This collection contains 10 or 20 bulbs each of:

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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 Double Late,

Also known as Peony-flowered. These have large, fully double flowers up to 12cm wide. Click here for more information about tulip groups.

Parrot,

Cultivar with unusual fringed, curled and twisted petals. Mainly late-flowering. Stems of variable length with large flowers which can be bi-coloured. Click here for more information about tulip groups.

Triumph

Single-flowered cultivars, stem of medium height, flowering in mid-season. Good lasting properties. Conical flowers, up to 7.5cm wide. Click here for more information about tulip groups.

Variety Black Parrot, La Belle Epoque, Mistress Mystic
Type Hardy Perennial Bulb
Common Name Tulip
Border Position Container, Front, Middle
Bulb Size 12/+

For more info on bulb sizes, click here.

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 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 Flowers in April and May
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
Advice
Protecting tulips from pests

Protect your tulips this spring from their main pests. This short guide shows you how to avoid tulip fire and squirrels.

Planting numbers for bulbs in borders

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

Top tips for growing tulips

Sarah shares her top tips for growing tulips successfully, from how deep to plant them to what sort of soil you should use. 

Sarah's favourite tulip groups

Sarah talks about her favourite types of tulip groups.

How to plant and grow tulips

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

Understanding the 15 different tulip groups

The full list of the different tulip groups, with a little specification, as well as an example. We hope from this you can learn a bit more to help...

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, please allow up to 1 week for delivery.

Click here to find out more information about our delivery rates and times.

Blackberry Smoke Tulip Collection reviews

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Helen

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Marvic

Poor quality’s tulips very weak! Colours wrong received bright orange bulbs very upsetting! Won’t be ordering tulips again sorry!

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Reviewed 24th July 2019 by Hello Ann

A nice splash of colour, but again, not as healthy looking as previous years.

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Reviewed 10th July 2019 by Hello Jan

One of the types of bulb didn’t flower at all.

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Reviewed 10th July 2019 by Hello Jo

I was disappointed that they didn't all flower at the same time as illustrated. The purple ones made buds but only a few opened.

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Reviewed 10th July 2019 by Hello Nicole

The tulips were not the same colours as the pictures. I was expecting pinks and dark purples, but they all came out peachy colour which was not what I wanted

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Sue

Brilliant !!!! really pleased with these......... spectacular !!!!!!

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Liz

Perfect for colour and quality

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Julie

lovely flower and long lasting

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Jenny

Had a lot of blind bulbs from this collection but again, it could be down to where the pots were positioned. Would guess they need a lot of sunshine to do well.

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Reviewed 19th June 2019 by Carol

These were a nice surprise as they were all slightly different. Which meant they were also long lasting display.