Tulips

Tulips

Tulips are spring-flowering bulbous perennials that are members of the Liliaceae family.  Horticulturally they are classified into 15 divisions based on their flower form, plant size and flowering time.  Originally they were found in mountainous areas of Asia and the Middle-East with temperate climates, moderately cold winters, long cool springs and dry summers.  They were introduced into Western Europe in the 16th Century where they were cultivated enthusiastically, particularly in the Netherlands where in the 1630s fashionable demand culminated in the Dutch tulip mania when single bulbs traded for prices well over 10 times the annual wage of skilled workers - until the speculative economic bubble burst.  Nowadays we have a vastly increased range of much improved cultivars available for all at affordable everyday bulb prices. 

Tulips grow best in temperate climates and, being classed mostly as H6 hardy, can withstand the cold of most UK winters.  In fact the reason for planting in the Autumn is that they need a period of cool winter dormancy prior to Spring flowering.  Heights can vary from 10 to 70 cm.  Flower colours range from almost black through most colours, except pure blue, to the purest white.  Shades range from the vivid to delicate pastels.  Some are multi-coloured.  Flower heads may be simple cup- or bowl-shaped, single or double with rounded or fringed petals.  Others, such as the 'lily-flowered' group, may have reflexed pointed petals and a distinct slender waisted shape when closed in the early morning, becoming star-shaped when fully open later in the day.

We supply customers with optimum-sized bulbs from our Gold Medal-Winning collection, in packs of 10, that we deliver from September through to November ready for Autumn planting.  Our single standard charge for postage and packaging applies for all tulip orders.

Our Tulip BULBS are available from SEPTEMBER until NOVEMBER

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Tulip 'Top Lips'
Top Lips is a Division 2 - Double Early tulip.  This striking bi-colour double variety has cherry red petals edged with white.  It is excellent as a bedding plant or in patio pots and containers ..
Tulip 'Top Lips'
Quantity: 1 Pack of 10 Bulbs
Price £6.00
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Tulip 'Toronto'
Toronto is a Division 14 - Greigii tulip.  This reliable sturdy readily naturalising variety has coral red flowers with a pale green streak down the spine of each petal.  It is ideal planted in containers, at the front of borders or distributed in rockeries.  Its grey-green foliage is mottled and striped.  Its qualities have been recognised with the award of the RHS Award of Garden Merit.             ..
Tulip 'Toronto'
Quantity: 1 Pack of 10 Bulbs
Price £4.50
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Tulip 'Uncle Tom'
Uncle Tom is a Division 11 - Double Late Group tulip.  Its buds are dark red which open to reveal a mass of purplish red petals.  It grows well in the garden and in patio pots and looks good as a cut flower. ..
Tulip 'Uncle Tom'
Quantity: 1 Pack of 10 Bulbs
Price £6.00
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Tulip 'Verona'
Verona is a Division 2 - Double early tulip. This sturdy cultivar has creamy pale yellow flowers with a tinge of green on some outer petals. It has a light fragrance and is a good all-rounder in borders, pots and as a cut flower.  ..
Tulip 'Verona'
Quantity: 1 Pack of 10 Bulbs
Price £5.50
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Tulip 'Violet Beauty'
Violet Beauty is a Division 5 - Single late tulip.  The wonderful colour of this variety tends to evolve through its long blooming season showing hints of lavender, purple and blue.  It mixes well in beds with pinks, purples and whites. ..
Tulip 'Violet Beauty'
Quantity: 1 Pack of 10 Bulbs
Price £5.00
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Tulip 'White Triumphator'
White Triumphator is a Division 6 - Lily-flowered tulip.  This long-time favourite was introduced in 1942.  It has elegant beautifully shaped flowers on tall slender, but strong and sturdy, stems.  An all-round performer in the garden.  Its merits have been recognised by an RHS Award of Garden Merit. ..
Tulip 'White Triumphator'
Quantity: 1 Pack of 10 Bulbs
Price £6.50
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Tulip 'Yellow Spider'
Yellow Spider is a Division 11 - Double Late tulip.  Introduced in 2004 this spectacular addition with its exotic yellow blooms is becoming increasingly popular for garden use and for planting in containers. ..
Tulip 'Yellow Spider'
Quantity: 1 Pack of 10 Bulbs
Price £6.00
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Tulip 'Yellow Sun'
Yellow Sun is a Division 10 - Parrot tulip.  This variety, introduced in 2006, has the characteristic Parrot curled, fringed and twisted petals which are deep yellow in colour.  It brightens any border, looks good in containers on the patio and can be used to dramatic effect in flower arrangements. ..
Tulip 'Yellow Sun'
Quantity: 1 Pack of 10 Bulbs
Price £5.00
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Tulip bakeri 'Lilac Wonder'
Bakeri 'Lilac Wonder' is a Division 15 - Species tulip.  Recognised by the RHS with its Award of Garden Merit it has a lilac flower with a distinct yellow eye. This multi-headed variety is ideal for rockeries, gravel gardens and pots and also for the fronts of borders. It is a reliable variety. ..
Tulip bakeri 'Lilac Wonder'
Quantity: 1 Pack of 10 Bulbs
Price £4.00
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Tulip Batalinii 'Little Gem'
Batalinii 'Little Gem' is a Division 15 - Species tulip. Recognised by the RHS with its Award of Garden Merit it has a bright sulphur yellow flower with a flush of orange and grey-green leaves. It is ideal for rockeries, gravel gardens and pots and also for the fronts of borders. It is a reliable variety. ..
Tulip Batalinii 'Little Gem'
Quantity: 1 Pack of 10 Bulbs
Price £4.00
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Tulip linifolia
Linifolia, or flax leaved tulip as it is also known, is a Division 15 - Species tulip. Recognised by the RHS with its Award of Garden Merit this native of Afghanistan has bright scarlet flowers with black at the base and narrow grey-green leaves with fine red margins. It is ideal for rockeries, gravel gardens and pots and also for the fronts of borders. ..
Tulip linifolia
Quantity: 1 Pack of 10 Bulbs
Price £4.00
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Tulip praestans 'Fusilier'
Praestans 'Fusilier' is a Division 15 - Species tulip. This vivid red variety is ideal for rockeries, gravel gardens and pots but is also suitable for the fronts of borders.  Recognised by the RHS with its Award of Garden Merit it is a reliable multi-headed long-established variety. ..
Tulip praestans 'Fusilier'
Quantity: 1 Pack of 10 Bulbs
Price £5.50
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Tulip praestans 'Unicum'
Praestans 'Unicum' is a Division 15 - Species tulip. This bright red multi-headed variety, with cream striped green foliage, is ideal for rockeries, gravel gardens and pots but is also suitable for the fronts of borders. It is an excellent naturaliser. ..
Tulip praestans 'Unicum'
Quantity: 1 Pack of 10 Bulbs
Price £6.00
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Tulip tarda
Tarda is a Division 15 - Species tulip. Recognised by the RHS with its Award of Garden Merit this bright yellow, white-tipped, multi-headed variety is ideal for rockeries, gravel gardens and pots and also for the fronts of borders. it is a reliable variety that naturalises easily. ..
Tulip tarda
Quantity: 1 Pack of 10 Bulbs
Price £4.00
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