Tulip 'Orange Favourite'

Tulip 'Orange Favourite' is freesia-scented and wonderful with Allium 'Purple Sensation', and invaluable for its late flowering. One of my long-standing favourites. More
15 bulbs 260235-15 £8.95 In stock
30 bulbs 260235-30 £16.95 In stock

Or buy this as part of our Sarah's Favourite Tulip Collection and Scented Tulip Collection.

More Details

Tulip 'Orange Favourite' is freesia-scented and wonderful with Allium 'Purple Sensation', and invaluable for its late flowering. One of my long-standing favourites.

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 Orange Favourite
Group Parrot

For more information on tulip groups, click here.

Type Hardy Perennial Bulb
Border Position Middle
Bulb Size 12/+

For more info on bulb sizes, click here.

Soil Type Chalky, Sandy, Neutral
Scent Scented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Well-drained
Height 50cm (20in)
Spacing Plant 30cm (12in) 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 May
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 & Videos
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.

How to plant and grow tulips

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

Planting numbers for bulbs in borders

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

Hortus Bulborum – conservors of historic bulb cultivars

Sarah visits Hortus Bulborum in North Holland, where they conserve bulbs which are threatened with extinction, 90% of tulips there are no longer available...

Related Videos

Autumn Bulb Delivery - When in stock, bulbs are normally despatched within 2-3 working days. During the busy months of September and October, delivery can take up to two weeks due to the number of orders being processed. Please note, we despatch all of our orders in the order they were placed.

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

Write a Review

Tulip 'Orange Favourite' reviews

* * * * - Average based on 3 reviews
Write a Review
Review guidelines

Please let us know how you got on with growing our seeds, bulbs and plants, or using a piece of kit, or taking part on one of our courses or events.

We love hearing your garden success stories and sharing growing combos, advice and ideas with fellow enthusiasts. If you'd like to share a picture, we love receiving these on Facebook and Twitter.

If you've had a problem with one of our products, and for the quickest response, please get in touch with our Customer Service team who can deal with returns and refunds, as well as answer any questions you may have.

Gorgeous tulips

* * * * *

Reviewed 7th May 2015 by Jennifer Bull

Stunning colours and the scent is delicious. So delighted with all the collections but this is probably the best.

Tulip 'Orange Favourite'

* - - - -

Reviewed 24th April 2015 by Anne Clarke

Unfortunately only 2 out of 15 bulbs have flowered.

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Sorry to hear that you've had problems with your bulbs Anne. Please do get in contact with our Customer Service team at info@sarahraven.com and they will be happy to arrange a replacement this coming season."

Posted 28th April 2015

Best tulip last year

* * * * *

Reviewed 10th July 2014 by Mary Dunstan

This lived up to its billing - a superbly coloured tulip, showy yet subtle. I could not detect much in the way of scent, though.