Early Double Tulip Bulb Mix

  • Free Delivery
Free Returns
5 Years Guarantee For signed up members
Shade Full Sun
Area Frost Pockets, Scotland & The North
Soil Good, Well Drained, Acidic, Alkaline/Chalky
Colour Pink (Light), Purple, Red/Crimson, Yellow/Gold
Also Good Vase Life
Flowering Apr, May

Tulipa - 4 Mixed Early Double Varieties

See full product description

  Buy 2 or more bareroot packs and save

SIZES 1 2-910+
Pack of 25 Out of Stock at Present £12.89Out of Stock at Present£10.68Out of Stock at Present£10.20
  Prices include VAT(where applicable)

Out of Stock


Tulip Mix, Early Flowering: Double needs...
  • Bulb Baskets

    Bulb Baskets

    From £4.92

    Out of stock

Double Early Tulip Bulb Collection

Although not the earliest tulips - the Kaufmanniana and Greigii occupy that position - the long-lasting nature of these tulips right through April and into May makes them an invaluable purchase for a spring garden. Each sturdy stem is resplendent with a single large flower that is bowl shaped. Each 'bowl' contains petticoat layers of gorgeous coloured petals such that the overall effect is to resemble a particularly generous peony flower. In full sun these flowers can open up and are saucer sized - up to 12 cm across - and so are consequently seriously impressive. The collection includes Blue Diamond, a rare gem of a tulip with blue/purple flowers with silvery edges; Monte Carlo, a zingy sulphur yellow playboy of a tulip; Peach Blossom with its archetypal feminine frippery flower and last but not least, that number one hit - the reddest Abba. If you prefer, you can buy some or all of these individually from our range of premium sized tulip bulbs.

An April Treat

The impact of all of these bulbs together is a technicolour feast. However, if you prefer themed planting, since they are packed separately you can play around with various different combinations or grow each variety separately. Even with sturdy stems, the flowers are relatively large so avoid planting them in a windy situation. Otherwise they make a giant statement in pots, underplanted with Muscari. The fragrant Abba and Blue Diamond lend themselves to being grown somewhere where you can enjoy their freesia style smell - window boxes by an open window are good. As large and ornate specimens they can hold their own in a border and will liven up perennial plants that are yet to strut their stuff. All of them would be good companions to silver-leafed plants. And never forget the enormous beauty of these tulips in flower arrangements so buy some extra to put in a corner for cutting. If you really fall in love with Double Early Tulips, take the time to investigate the Double Late tulips too.


  • Height: 30 - 40 cm
  • Colour: Various
  • Flowering time: April/ May
  • Size of flower: up to 12 cm
  • Scent: some have slight freesia fragrance
  • Group: Double Early

Little known Tulip facts

Tulips were first cultivated by the Turks around 1000 AD. Ambassador Ogier de Busbecq sent some from Constantinople to a biologist called Clusius in Vienna who planted them, and the rest is history. The word tulip is a corruption of the Turkish word for turban.

  • Small Box

    Small box

    (Orders containing only seedlings or rooted cuttings)


    including VAT per order


    For ORDERS
    Over £60 inc VAT

  • Standard box

    (Bareroots up to
    1.2m & plants in p9 pots)


    including VAT per order


    For ORDERS
    Over £60 inc VAT

  • Large box

    (Pots up to
    and incl. 7.5L)


    including VAT per order


    For ORDERS
    Over £100 inc VAT

  • Trees & Hedging

    (Bareroot plants and trees
    over 1.2 metres in height)


    including VAT per order


    For ORDERS
    Over £120 inc VAT

  • Pallets

    (Root balls, large pots,
    trees etc)


    including VAT per order


    For ORDERS
    Over £240 inc VAT

  • *Delivery to mainland Britain & the Isle of Wight ONLY. Surcharges to the Isle of Wight and some areas of Scotland apply.

Bareroot planting is best done between November and April
Bareroot and potted - what's the difference?

We do use cookies, which are bits of code that stay on your browser. They help you to buy products from us online in a convenient and secure manner, and help us to improve and give you the smooth service that you desire.

Thank you, The Ashridge Nurseries Team.

Back to top