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Tulip Bulbs for Sale

Tulip Bulbs for Sale

The array of tulips available is mind-boggling. They come in every size and colour (except true black of course). The dwarf "rockery" tulips are tough and often flower with frost on the ground. The later, larger tulips are also hardy but prefer higher light levels and planting locations where they are sheltered from the wind. Planted in a border, they spread and put on a show before your perennials and sweet peas are ready to strut their stuff. You can see the rest of our range of spring flowering bulbs here.

  • Uses: Plant tulips in containers, borders, rockeries and where they can naturalise
  • Good Points: Wonderful range of colour, shape and flowering time
  • Position: All tulips like the sun, good soil and the larger varieties need a bit of shelter from the wind.

Tulip FAQ's

There is more detailed information on tulip bulbs in the advice section of this site, but here are some fairly concise answers to the questions most usually asked:

Will tulips grow in my garden?

Almost certainly, they are not fussy plants but are happiest with the following:

  • Position - All tulips flower better in a sunny spot. Some will do OK in dappled shade
  • Soil - These are quite greedy bulbs. Try to plant them in good soil containing plenty of organic matter with decent drainage.
  • Wind - No bulbs really like the wind, and the longer their stems, the less happy they are. 

The best Tulips to choose

Breeders produce new varieties every year. About 170 hold an Award of Garden Merit from the RHS which is an astonishing number. So any list of recommendations will omit world-class flowers, but here are just a few of our favourites:

When to plant Tulips

Late October - early December. This is because the lower soil temperatures in late Autumn help kill the diseases in the soil which can infect tulips. 

How to Plant Tulips?

Before any detail, there is a simple division to make depending on your soil. If it is wet and acidic, tulips will flower perfectly well, but they won't establish and you will need new bulbs every year. Full stop (don't waste your time with what follows, just treat them as annuals). If your soil is neutral to alkaline then if you take a bit more trouble most tulips will establish and multiply if well planted. Dig a hole 6-8" (20cm) deep, spread a couple of inches of compost in the bottom and put the bulbs on it 3" apart. Cover with soil. If you plant as deep as this they will flower more reliably in subsequent years. 

Tulip Aftercare

Keep weed-free. Dead-head as soon as the petals have fallen. Feed with a high potassium fertiliser like ‘Tomorite’ weekly for four weeks after flowering. When the foliage has completely died down, you can lift (see below) or cut the leaves off and leave the bulbs in the ground. 

Keeping Tulips

If you choose not to leave the bulbs in the ground, lift them clean off any soil and throw away any that are diseased, damaged or undersized. Spread them out to dry completely before hanging them in net bags in a dry, warm, dark, place where they can stay until replanting time. 

Tulips as Cut Flowers

On the plant, in cool weather tulips can last for as long as six weeks. Indoors they can still look good as cut flowers for up to 10 days. Cut when they are still in bud and just showing some colour. Put the stems directly into a vase of lukewarm water containing a teaspoon of sugar and a very little bleach out of direct sun. Keep water level about 1/3rd up the stems and change every 3-4 days. Rotate the vase daily.

Blackjack Tulips in April

Tulip Bulbs for Sale

You will find one of the best ranges of tulip bulbs available for sale online here. Along with detailed, accurate descriptions, sensible advice about their use in the garden and detailed planting instructions. We think you will struggle not to find something you love here...

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  1. Tulip Naturalising Collection
    5 Varieties of hardy tulip
    Suitable for naturalising
    Priced per pack with pack sizes from 25 to 250 bulbs
    £6.59

    Out of Stock

    • Height: 30 cm
    • Colour: red
    • Flower size: Large
    • Scent: fragrant
    • Group: Double Early
    • Flowering Time: mid-April
    • Foliage: mid-green
    • Bulb size: 10/11 cm
    From £4.70

    Out of Stock

    • Height: 50 cm
    • Colour: red and yellow
    • Flowering time: April/May
    • Group: Lily flowered
    • Bulb size: 10/11 cm
    • Foliage: green
    From £4.45

    • Height: 25cm
    • Colour: white with pink blush
    • Flower size: up to 12 cm
    • Flowering time: March/April
    • Group: Dwarf Greigii
    • Bulb size: 10/11 cm
    From £4.90

    Not available this season

  2. Apeldoorn (Tulipa Apeldoorn) tulip bulbs
    Priced per pack with pack sizes from 25 to 250 bulbs From £4.90

    Out of Stock

    • Height: 45 cm
    • Colour: apricot/yellow
    • Flowering time: mid-April
    • Group: Single Early
    • Bulb size: 10/11 cm
    • Foliage: green
    From £5.15

    SOLD OUT FOR THE SEASON

    • Colour: Wine red, white edges
    • Height: 45 cms
    • Scent: None
    • Flowering: April/May
    • Bulb Size: 10/11 cms
    • Planting Depth: 3 times the height of the bulb
    • Planting Months: October - November
    From £4.70

  3. Atlantis (Tulipa Atlantis) tulip bulbs
    Priced per pack with pack sizes from 25 to 250 bulbs From £5.35

    Out of Stock

    • Height: 56 cm
    • Colour: wine/orange
    • Flowering time: Early-mid May
    • Scent: delicious
    • Group: Lily
    • Bulb size: 10/11 cm
    • Foliage: mid-green
    From £4.45

    SOLD OUT FOR THE SEASON

    • Height: 50 cm
    • Colour: Maroon/Black
    • Flowering time: mid-late May
    • Size of flower: up to 12 cm
    • Scent: none
    • Group: Parrot
    • Bulb size: 10/11 cm
    • Foliage: mid-green
    From £5.35

    Out of Stock

    • Colour: deep purple, almost black
    • Height: 50 cm
    • Scent: light
    • Flowering: mid-season, April
    • Bulb Size: 10/11 cms
    • Planting Depth: 3 times the height of the bulb
    • Planting Months: October - November
    • Type: Triumph
    From £5.60

    Out of Stock

    • Height: 40 cm
    • Colour: Blue-purple
    • Flowering time: April/ May
    • Size of flower: up to 12 cm
    • Scent: slight freesia fragrance
    • Group: Double Early
    • Bulb size: 10/11 cm
    From £5.35

    Out of Stock

    • Height: 60 cm
    • Colour: Mauve-blue
    • Flowering time: mid-May
    • Size of flower: up to 12 cm
    • Scent: none
    • Group: Parrot
    • Bulb size: 10/11 cm
    • Foliage: mid-green
    From £5.15

    Out of Stock

    • Height: 45 cm
    • Colour: white/purple
    • Flowering time: April/May
    • Scent: fragrant
    • Group: Triumph
    • Bulb size: 10/11 cm
    • Foliage: mid-green
    From £4.90

    Out of Stock

    • Height: 50 cm
    • Colour: Yellow with White edges
    • Flowering time: April/May
    • Group: Lily flowered
    • Bulb size: 10/11 cm
    • Foliage: green
    • RHS AGM
    From £5.40

    Out of Stock

    • Height 60 cm
    • Colour: red
    • Flowering time: May
    • Group: Fringed/Crispa
    • Bulb size: 10/11 cm
    • Foliage: mid-green
    From £5.15

    Out of Stock

    • Height: 55 cm
    • Colour: Gold/red (sometimes cream) outside & yellow/red in
    • Size of flower: up to 15cm
    • Flowering: April/May
    • Group: Darwin Hybrid
    • Bulb size: 10/11 cm
    From £4.90

    Out of Stock

    • Colour: apricot, red, yellow
    • Height: 40 cm
    • Scent: none
    • Flowering: late April, early May
    • Bulb Size: 10/11 cms
    • Planting Depth: 3 times the height of the bulb
    • Planting Months: October - November
    • RHS AGM
    From £4.90

    • Height: 30-35 cm
    • Colour: mauve
    • Flowering time: mid-April
    • Group: Single Early
    • Bulb size: 10/11 cm
    • Foliage: green
    From £4.70

    • Height: 45 cm
    • Colour: yellow
    • Flowering time: April/May
    • Group: Triumph
    • Bulb size: 10/11 cm
    • Foliage: mid-green
    From £4.90

    Out of Stock

    • Height: 30-35 cm
    • Colour: white
    • Flowering time: April
    • Group: Single Early
    • Bulb size: 10/11 cm
    • Foliage: green
    From £5.15

    Out of Stock

    • Height 50 cm
    • Colour: white and pink/purple
    • Flowering time: May
    • Group: Lily flowered
    • Bulb size: 10/11 cm
    • Foliage: silvery-green
    From £4.45

    Out of Stock

    • Colour: Cream, yellow, pink
    • Height: 35 cms
    • Scent: Good
    • Flowering: April/May
    • Bulb Size: 10/11 cms
    • Planting Depth: at least 3 times the height of the bulb
    • Planting Months: October - November
    From £5.60

    Sold out for the Season

    • Height: 55 cm
    • Colour: yellow
    • Flowering time: April/May
    • Group: Fringed/Crispa
    • Bulb size: 10/11 cm
    • Foliage: mid-green
    From £4.90

    Sold out for the Season

    • Height: 55 cm
    • Colour: yellow to pale orange
    • Size of flower; up to 15 cm when open
    • Flowering: late April/May
    • Scent: slight
    • Size: 10/11 cm
    • Group: Darwin hybrid
    From £4.90

    SOLD OUT FOR THE SEASON

    • Height: 40 cm
    • Colour: white
    • Flowering time: late April
    • Group: Single Early
    • Bulb size: 10/11 cm
    • Foliage: green
    From £5.15

    • Height: 30 - 40 cm
    • Colour: Various
    • Flowering time: April/ May
    • Size of flower: up to 12 cm
    • Scent: slight freesia fragrance
    • Group: Double Early
    • Bulb size: 10/11 cm
    From £8.30

    • Colour: cream/raspberry
    • Height: 35-40 cm
    • Scent: none
    • Flowering: Early season - April
    • Bulb Size: 10/11 cms
    • Planting Depth: 3 times the height of the bulb
    • Planting Months: October - November
    • Type: Fosteriana
    From £4.45

    Out of Stock

    • Colour: pink
    • Height: about 50 cm
    • Scent: subtle, light
    • Flowering: April/May
    • Bulb Size: 10/11 cms
    • Planting Depth: 3 times the height of the bulb
    • Planting Months: October - November
    From £4.90

    Out of Stock

    • Colour: rose pinks and white
    • Height: 30 cm
    • Scent: light
    • Flowering: April
    • Bulb Size: 10/11 cms
    • Planting Depth: 3 times the height of the bulb
    • Planting Months: October - November
    From £4.70

    • Height: 50 cm
    • Colour: rose pink
    • Flowering time: late April/May
    • Scent: fragrant
    • Group: Triumph
    • Bulb size: 10/11 cm
    • Foliage: green
    From £4.80

    • Height: 60 cm
    • Colour: yellow
    • Flowering time: April/May
    • Group: Darwin
    • Bulb size: 10/11 cm
    • Foliage: mid-green
    From £5.15

    • Height: 20 cm
    • Colour: red, pink, gold
    • Flower size: up to 12 cm
    • Flowering: March
    • Bulb size: 10/11 cm
    • Group: Dwarf Kaufmanniana
    • Foliage: striped burgundy/light green
    From £4.90

    Out of Stock

    • Height: 40 cm
    • Colour: shades of white and pink
    • Flowering time: April/May
    • Scent: fragrant
    • Group: Triumph
    • Bulb size: 10/11 cm
    • Foliage: green
    From £4.90

    Out of Stock

    • Colour: Fiery orange/red
    • Height: 35 cms
    • Scent: None
    • Flowering: April/May
    • Bulb Size: 10/11 cms
    • Planting Depth: 3 times the height of the bulb
    • Planting Months: October - November
    From £5.15

    SOLD OUT FOR THE SEASON

    • Height: 20 cm
    • Colour: white, yellow and red
    • Flower Size: up to 12 cm when open
    • Flowering: March
    • Bulb size: 10/11 cm
    • Group: Kaufmanniana
    • Foliage: striped
    From £4.90

    Out of Stock

    • Height: 55 cm
    • Colour: various
    • Size of flower; up to 15 cm when open
    • Flowering: late April/May
    • Scent: slight/none
    • Size: 10/11 cm
    • Group: Darwin hybrid
    £6.59

    Out of Stock

    • Height: 20 cm
    • Colour: various
    • Flower size: up to 12 cm
    • Flowering: March - April
    • Group: Kaufmanniana and Greigii Hybrid
    • Bulb size: 10-11 cm
    • Foliage:mottled/striped
    £6.59

    Out of Stock

    • Height: 45-60 cm
    • Colour: various
    • Flowering time: May
    • Scent: some are light scented
    • Group: Lily flowered
    • Bulb size: 10/11 cm
    • Foliage: mid-green
    From £5.40

    Out of Stock

    • Height: 30-60 cm
    • Colour: various
    • Flowering time: mid-late May
    • Scent: some are fragrant
    • Group: Parrot
    • Bulb size: 10/11 cm
    • Foliage: mid-green
    £7.49

  4. Height: 30-40 cm Colour: various Flowering time:  April/May Group: Single Early Bulb size: 10/11 cm Foliage: green
    £6.59

    Out of Stock

  5. Height: 45 cm Colour: various Flowering time: late April/May Scent: some fragrant Group: Triumph Bulb size: 10/11 cm Foliage: green
    £6.59

    Out of Stock

    • Height: 30 cm
    • Colour: Yellow
    • Flowers: April
    • Size of flower: up to 10 cm
    • Scent: none
    • Group: Double Early
    • Bulb size: 10/11 cm
    • Foliage: mid-green
    • RHS AGM winner
    From £4.90

    Out of Stock

    • Height: 45 cm
    • Colour: purple
    • Flowering time: April/May
    • Group: Triumph
    • Bulb size: 10/11 cm
    • Foliage: mid-green
    From £4.90

    Out of Stock

    • Colour: Orange
    • Height: 40 cms
    • Scent: None
    • Flowering: March/April
    • Bulb Size: 10/11 cms
    • Planting Depth: 3 times the height of the bulb
    • Planting Months: October - November
    From £4.90

    Out of Stock

    • Height:25-30cm
    • Colour:Pink/white
    • Flowering:April
    • Size of flower:10cm
    • Group:Double Early
    • Bulb size:10/11cm
    • Foliage:blue-green
    • Pack pricing
    From £4.90

    Out of Stock

    • Height: 55 cm
    • Colour: shades of pink
    • Flower size: up to 15 cm
    • Flowering: mid April/May
    • Bulb size: 10/11 cm
    • Group: Darwin Hybrid
    From £4.90

    Out of Stock

    • Height: 20 cm
    • Colour: red and white
    • Flower size:  up to 12 cm
    • Flowering time: March-April
    • Group: Greigii Hybrid
    • Bulb size: 10/11 cm
    • Foliage: mottled
    From £4.90

    Out of Stock

  6. Princess Irene (Tulipa 'Princess Irene') tulip bulbs
    Priced per pack with pack sizes from 25 to 250 bulbs From £5.35

    Out of Stock

    • Colour: bright purple
    • Height: 45 cm
    • Scent: none
    • Flowering: April/May
    • Bulb Size: 10/11 cms
    • Planting Depth: 3 times the height of the bulb
    • Planting Months: October - November
    From £4.70

    Out of Stock

    • Height: 35 cm
    • Colour: purple
    • Flowering time: mid-April
    • Group: Single Early
    • Bulb size: 10/11 cm
    • Foliage: bluey-green
    From £4.70

    Out of Stock

    • Colour: Cream, gold and red
    • Height: 35cm
    • Scent: No
    • Flowering: April/May
    • Bulb Size: 10/11 cms
    • Planting Depth: 3 times the height of the bulb
    • Planting Months: October - November
    From £4.90

  7. Queen of Night (Tulipa 'Queen of Night') tulip bulbs
    Priced per pack with pack sizes from 25 to 250 bulbs
    • Bulb size: 10/11 cm
    From £4.90

    Out of Stock

  8. Red Riding Hood (Tulipa 'Red Riding Hood') tulip bulbs
    Priced per pack with pack sizes from 25 to 250 bulbs From £4.90

    Out of Stock

    • Height: 50 cm
    • Colour: white & green
    • Flowering time: May
    • Group: Viridiflora
    • Bulb size: 10/11 cm
    • Foliage: mid-green
    • Awards: RHS AGM
    • Priced by pack
    From £5.15

    Out of Stock

    • Colour: pale pink
    • Height: 45-50cm
    • Scent: none
    • Flowering: April
    • Bulb size: 10-11 cm
    • Planting depth: 3 times the height of the bulb
    • Planting months: October - November
    • Type: Triumph
    From £5.15

    • Height: 45 cm
    • Colour: white
    • Flowering time: late April/May
    • Scent: fragrant
    • Group: Triumph
    • Bulb size: 10/11 cm
    • Foliage: green
    From £5.15

    Out of Stock

    • Height: 60 cm
    • Colour: white
    • Flowering time: May
    • Group: Lily flowered
    • Bulb size: 10/11 cm
    • Foliage: mid-green
    From £4.90

    Out of Stock

    • Height: 45 cm
    • Colour: white and pink/purple
    • Flowering time: May
    • Group: Lily Flowered
    • Bulb size: 10/11 cm
    • Foliage: green
    From £4.45

    Out of Stock

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