Tulip 'Sarah Raven'
In this mix
|Direct Sow/ Plant Out|
- Container Garden
- Broad Tolerance
- April - May
- 45cm (18in)
- Lily Flowered
- Common name
- Full Sun
- Don’t plant tulips until mid-late October. Plant pointy end up 10-15cm deep, 8cm apart in borders (less in containers). You can use a mycorrhizal Bulb Starter.
What a fantastic tulip – with the best colour of true, rich crimson and the most elegant flower shape. A very long flowerer too.
Four or five years ago on a visit to Holland, Sarah was shown this variety – a blend of her favourite things, lily-flowered shape and dark, rich colour – and asked if she would like it named after her. And of course she said 'Yes'!
About 15 years ago the process began of breeding this tulip – different varieties were chosen for their particular features, and then crossed again and again to create a stunning hybrid. The strongest and healthiest performer was chosen to grow on, and then 'Sarah Raven' was grown in the fields in Holland until there was a large enough crop of bulbs to offer to our customers.
For more information about this variety, watch Sarah's introductory video.
This can be gift wrapped in our exclusive hessian sack, with ribbon and a Sarah Raven gift card. You will be able to add this to your basket once you begin the checkout process. To add a gift message to your order, simply fill out the details at the delivery stage of the checkout.
Please note: only items which are showing ‘in stock’ can be gift wrapped.
Tulip petals are all edible. We scatter them over salad and use some petals dipped in tempura batter and served with a spring garden Frito Misto. Tulip 'White Valley' is a favourite for this.
After flowering leave the foliage to die back naturally if you want to reuse the bulbs.