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Tulip ‘Angelique’

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Tulip ‘Antraciet’

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Tulip ‘Apricot Beauty’

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Tulip ‘Apricot Foxx’

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Tulip ‘Apricot Parrot’

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Tulip ‘Apricot Pride’

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Tulip ‘Artist’

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Tulip ‘Attila Graffiti’

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Tulip ‘Avignon Parrot’

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Tulip ‘Ballerina’

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Tulip ‘Barcelona’

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Tulip ‘Bastogne’

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Tulip ‘Belicia’

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Tulip ‘Black Hero’

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Tulip ‘Black Parrot’

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Tulip ‘Blue Diamond’

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Tulip ‘Blue Wow’

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Tulip Bulbs at Sarah Raven

Choose between different types of tulip bulbs – Viridaflora, Lily-flowered, Darwin Hybrids, Species, Peony-flowered, Parrots and Triumphs – to give your garden a much needed splash of colour next year.

I leave planting my tulip bulbs for as long as possible. A few decent frosts helps wipe out tulip blight spores which might be lingering from the previous spring. Wait until November if you can.

All our bulbs are top size and we only sell varieties which we have tried and tested at Perch Hill.

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How to Grow Tulips From Seeds vs. Bulbs

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Tulips (Tulipa) are popular flowers that come in a variety of warm colors. They are produced from tulip seeds or bulbs and each propagation method has a vastly different result – tulips grown from bulbs will bloom the following spring after planting, while those grown from seeds may take two years or more to flower. The tulip is a herbaceous perennial that grows best in USDA Hardiness Zones 4 through 10.

Growing Tulips From Bulbs

According to the National Gardening Association, tulips grow best in direct sunlight and slightly moist, adequately drained soil. Plant tulip bulbs in excavated soil, with each bulb 5 inches apart and 6 to 8 inches deep, with their pointed ends up. When planting bulbs in a group, bury them each at the same depth, so they sprout at about the same time. Mix the excavated soil with a low-nitrogen fertilizer and cover the bulbs. Pack the ground above the bulbs and thoroughly water the area, but do not water them again before they sprout, as too much moisture can cause them to rot.

After the plants flower, deadhead blooms but do not remove their leaves for at least six weeks, as they are still providing nutrients for next year’s tulips. Once the leaves yellow, cut them off. To maintain fertile soil and healthy plants with vibrant future blooms, The Farmer’s Almanac suggests applying compost to the area once a year.

Growing Bulbs From Seed

When growing tulips from seed, patience is key – a plant may take a few years to flower and its blooms won’t look much like those on the parent plant. According to DenGarden, you can cultivate tulip seeds yourself by allowing an existing plant’s flowers to go to seed. After accumulating tulip seeds and drying them, plant them in a cold frame in autumn and cover them lightly with moist soil.

You should see germination in March or April, but keep them in the cold frame throughout the spring and summer as they need time to create bulbs. Then, move them to the garden in autumn. Before planting, make sure the bulbs are healthy. They should have a dark brown hue and feel hard. You should see blooms the following spring.

Planting Tulips in Different Hardiness Zones

Tulips need cold weather to propagate, so take special care when planting in warmer climates. If you live in an area where temperatures rarely dip below freezing, such as USDA Hardiness Zones 8 through 10, chill your tulip bulbs for six to eight weeks before planting them by refrigerating them in a paper bag. Make sure to keep them away from ripening fruits, as fruit produces ethylene gas, which can kill the bulbs. Certain species of tulip, such as the lady tulip (Tulipa clusiana), the candia tulip ( Tulipa saxatilis) and the Florentine tulip ( Tulipa sylvestris) are better suited to warmer climates, according to the National Gardening Association.

The best time to plant tulip bulbs is when the soil is 60 degrees Fahrenheit or lower. This will occur at different times during the year in different areas:

How to Grow Tulips From Seeds vs. Bulbs. Whether you like them with frilly petals or smooth, solid-colored or striped, tulips (Tulipa sp.) add beauty and color to the spring garden. Although typically started from bulbs, tulips can also be grown from seed. Tulip bulbs are commonly found in garden centers and catalogs …