Buy one collection of 30 Royal tulip bulbs (10 of each variety) for only £14, or buy 2 collections (20 of each variety) for £28 and we will send you a further collection of 30 bulbs (10 of each variety) absolutely free.
Position: full sun
Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
Flowering period: late spring
Hardiness: fully hardy
To make sure we have the best range of spring-flowering bulbs, our buyers take several trips each year to the bulb fields in Holland. This gives them a chance to see new varieties as well as re-visit the old favourites. The three tulips in this collection were chosen because they look so fabulous planted together - and all three will do well in pots.
In each collection you will receive 10 bulbs each of:
Tulipa 'Prinses Irene' Named after a Dutch princess, this variety has stood the test of time, having been first introduced in 1949. It has pale orange petals that are flushed with purple and are sweetly scented. Their short, sturdy stems make them ideal for growing in windy or exposed positions and they are rarely flattened by spring downpours. Grows to 30cm tall.
Tulipa 'Princess Charmante' Bred in 1965, this is certainly a charmer. Like many other tulips in the greigii group, the leaves are slightly and attractively mottled with maroon. The simmering red and orange flowers appear in March or April, providing a bold blast of colour for the front of the border, rockery or pot. A relatively short tulip, the flowers none the less are large, showy and make excellent cut flowers. Grows to 30cm tall.
Tulipa 'Purple Prince' Glorious purple flowers, which have a lilac flush on the outer edges of the petals, open as they mature to reveal a dark interior with a golden yellow eye. Held on stout stems above the grey-green foliage, they stand up well to poor weather and make excellent cut flowers. Suitable for planting with most shades of pink, blue, lilac or even reds and oranges. Grows to 45cm tall.
Buy one collection of 30 charming tulip bulbs (10 of each variety) for only £14, or buy 2 collections (20 of each variety) for £28 and we will send you a further collection of 30 bulbs (10 of each variety) absolutely free.