Mixed Darwin Hybrid Tulip Bulbs

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General Info Wildlife Value
Area Frost Pockets, Scotland & The North
Colour Multicoloured
Flowering Apr, May

Tulipa darwinii (Mixed)

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Darwin Hybrid Tulip Collection

The Darwin tulips are the real toughies of the tulip world with the most enormous glowing flowers growing singly and tall on strong, sturdy stems that keep them upright in windy weather. This collection includes the RHS AGM winning 'Daydream' with its slight scent and evolving colours from pale lemon-yellow to a rosy apricot-orange. Another confection you may find is 'Burning Heart' whose petals will remind you of raspberry ripple ice cream with the main body of the tulip a clotted cream colour. 'Pink Impression' is a beacon of pinkness with streaky rhubarb fool petals while the Apeldoorns are magnificently coloured. If you hadn't worked it out, this collection of tulips is good enough to eat and their variety and colours make them irresistible.

A late spring masterpiece

These are unusual tulips that demand your attention and are stunningly attractive. With their intriguing streaked and flamed petals their colours seem to vary in different lights, so they look good against dark shrubs or evergreen Yew or Holly hedges. As with all tulips they do fantastically well in pots - make it a large one though - to be sophisticated harbingers of spring. You can have great fun growing different combinations together and will achieve nearly all the colours of the rainbow in one container! Try layering other bulbs in the same pot; have a look at all the later Narcissus varieties if you want them to emerge together. These tulips are perfect for cutting flowers so buy some extra ones for an out of the way part of the garden so you can raid them for your flower arrangements. For those who want a slightly earlier tulip, have a look at the Single Early bulb collection. And if the 'Darwin' just feels to big and overwhelming, check out the Kaufmanniana or Greigii hybrid tulips which are stunning but diminutive by comparison.

Collection Features

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

Bits and bobs about Darwin tulips

The unusual streaking you often find on Darwin tulips, means that they were called Rembrandt tulips because many of his contemporaries painted such flowers in the Golden Age of Dutch still life painting. These markings are actually caused by a virus which over the long term in those days would have killed the tulip. Nowadays the bulbs are cultivated to achieve the same effect without the same deleterious outcome.

  • Small Box

    Small boxes

    (Orders containing seedlings or rooted cuttings)

    £7.20

    including VAT per order

  • Small box

    (All barerooted plants under 1.2 metres in height. Please note: all trees are charged at the trees and hedging rate.)

    £11.40

    including VAT per order

  • Medium box

    (Any pots up to
    and incl. 7.5L)

    £15.00

    including VAT per order

  • Trees & Hedging

    (For all orders of trees of any size, and all bareroot plants 1.2 metres and over in height)

    £19.80

    including VAT per order

  • Pallets

    (For all orders of root balls,
    and large orders, a pallet
    price will be automatically
    applied at checkout)

    £75.00

    including VAT per order

*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?

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