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Two top rankers in our tulip trials, beautiful together in the garden and a vase. A lovely soft apricot colour range. These also look wonderful in a pot.

This collection contains 15 or 30 bulbs each of:

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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.

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 Apricot Foxx, Charming Lady
Type Hardy Perennial Bulb
Common Name Tulip
Border Position 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 40cm (16in)
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 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 Early 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.
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.

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The Apricot Sorbet Tulip Collection reviews

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Reviewed 12th July 2019 by Hello Claire

Very pleased with the Apricot Sorbet tulips, the were admired by friends and I thought they were lovely.

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Reviewed 10th July 2019 by Hello Jayne

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Deborah

Planted these rather late so probably why not all of them flowered, but the ones that did were lovely

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Julie

Same as tulip hageri 'Little Beauty'

Lovely flowers, sadly wrong colour!

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Reviewed 9th May 2018 by Rachael Oxbury

These are great bulbs and have flowered reliably. Unfortunately the Charming Lady have flowered pale yellow (same problem with some I also purchased separately) - do not fit with the other apricot/peach tulips I purchased. Disappointed. For quality of bulbs and flowers would give 5 stars however.

Just Gorgeous

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Reviewed 5th May 2018 by Tracey Steele

I planted this collection in a large pot, and am absolutely thrilled with them. Gorgeous colours that work well together. I have received many positive comments from visitors to my garden.

Apricot Sorbet

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Reviewed 24th May 2017 by Claire Durnell

Beautiful colours. I planted in a lasagne so I'm hoping I will get another good show next year. Until then it's the 4 stars with fingers crossed