Tulips - Species

Tulips - Species

These are the tulips which occur naturally in the wild and the variations which have been bred from them. In the open garden, their diminutive size means they may lack impact and they need to be found suitable places for their subtle charms to be appreciated. Having placed them carefully, it will be found that they are the most reliable of tulips for not only returning year on year but also building up into respectable-sized colonies.

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Tulipa acuminata
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Tulipa acuminata
This is a tulip which needs careful placement to ensure that its effect is not overpowered by its surroundings. Giving it a background of dark foliage can be successful, as can planting it sparsely through grass which is not over-lush. Bulb size 8+ cm Pack of 3 bulbs for £6.50 Pack of 10 bulbs for £18.50
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Tulipa clusiana
Tulipa clusiana
The Lady Tulip – this is the true species and now hard to come by. The petals are white with a broad stripe of carmine red on the outer sides. Inside, the flowers are pure white with a striking violet base. Hardy, early season tulip., great for naturalising. Ht. 10" (25cm). Bulb size 6+ cm Limited stocks Pack of 5 bulbs for £13.50  Pack of 15 bulbs for £37.50
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Tulipa clusiana 'Lady Jane'
Tulipa clusiana 'Lady Jane'
Delightful clusiana hybrid. The flowers are white with a soft pink to the outside of the petals and dark blotch within. When the blooms open up in the sun they appear as a sea of white stars. Flowering in April at 12" (30cm). Bulb size 6+ cm Pack of 10 for £6.00 Pack of 25 for £13.50
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Tulipa clusiana 'Peppermintstick' AGM
Tulipa clusiana 'Peppermintstick' AGM
This recent introduction is a striking hybrid of the Lady tulip, but with a deep pink to the outer petals. It has the same dark violet blotch at the inner base of the flowers. Blooms in April at around 10" (25cm).Bulb size 6+ cm Pack of 10 bulbs for £5.00 Pack of 50 bulbs for £22.50
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Tulipa humilis albocaerulea
Tulipa humilis albocaerulea
Sought-after species. The stunning flowers are white with a steel blue base and are fragrant. Hardy, early flowering. Ht. 4-6" (10-15cm). Bulb size 6+ cm Pack of 5 for £6.50 Pack of 10 for £11.50
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Tulipa humilis var.pulchella 'Persian Pearl'
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Tulipa humilis var.pulchella 'Persian Pearl'
Lovely species hybrid with flowers of magenta rose with green tints. Hardy, flowering March. Ht. 4-6" (10-15cm). Bulb size 6+ cm Pack of 10 bulbs for £4.00 Pack of 50 bulbs for £16.00 Pack of 100 bulbs for £27.50
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Tulipa kolpakowskiana
Tulipa kolpakowskiana
Charming little species with informal flowers of yellow and red. Bulb size 7+ cm Pack of 10 bulbs for £3.00 Pack of 50 bulbs for £12.00 Pack of 100 bulbs for £19.50
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Tulipa 'Little Beauty' AGM
Tulipa 'Little Beauty' AGM
Delightful little hybrid tulip. The bright pink flowers open to reveal remarkable violet-blue and white centres. Flowering in April at 6" (15cm). Bulb size 6+ cm Pack of 10 bulbs for £3.50 Pack of 50 bulbs for £15.00
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Tulipa orphanidea 'Flava'
Tulipa orphanidea 'Flava'
New in 2015  Yellow flowers flushed orange-red and with black anthers. The flowers have an attractive  narrow form, with pointed petals. This multiflowered  species, a native of Greece and Turkey , prefers a very sharply drained site, such as a scree bed. Height 7" (18cm). Bulb size 6+ cmPack of 10 for £3.00 Pack of 50 for £13.00
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Tulipa praestans 'Shogun'
Tulipa praestans 'Shogun'
 Lovely new hybrid of this reliable species, sporting flowers of lively, tangerine-orange, with dark anthers, in early April. Ht. 10" (25cm). Bulb size 9+ cm Pack of 10 bulbs for £4.00 Pack of 50 bulbs for £17.00
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Tulipa saxatilis (Bakeri Group) 'Lilac Wonder'
Tulipa saxatilis (Bakeri Group) 'Lilac Wonder'
Lovely cultivar of a species tulip, making a striking mid-spring display at the front of the border. The mauve-pink flowers have a yellow throat for a colour combination that really glows. Hardy bulb, good for naturalising.   Ht.6" (15cm). Bulb size 6+ cm Pack of 10 bulbs for £3.00 Pack of 50 bulbs for £10.50
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Tulipa sprengeri
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Tulipa sprengeri
Sorry, sold out for 2021. Glowing red flowers with slate green shading on the outers. This late flowering beauty is easily naturalised in ordinary garden conditions and, unusually for a tulip, grows happily in light woodland conditions. Flowering in early summer at 16" (40cm). (Please note that bulbs may not flower in their first season). Very limited availability.  We can never be sure how...
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Tulipa sylvestris
Tulipa sylvestris
Delightful, sweetly-scented species tulip of golden yellow, tinged green. Flowering March/April at 8-12" (20-30cm). Bulb size 6/7 cm  Pack of 10 bulbs for £4.00 Pack of 50 bulbs for £16.50 Pack of 100 bukbs for £29.00
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Tulipa tarda AGM
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Tulipa tarda AGM
Cheerful clusters of white-tipped yellow flowers in mid-spring. This reliably perennial little species is well suited to rockery, front of border, or container growing and is the easiest of tulips to grow. Ht.4-6" (10-15cm).Bulb size 8+ cm Pack of 10 bulbs for £3.00 Pack of 50 bulbs for £9.50 Pack of 100 bulbs for £16.00
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Tulipa turkestanica AGM
Tulipa turkestanica AGM
Charming but robust little species tulip with elegantly held flowers of white & egg-yolk yellow, which open star-shaped. Flowering in early April at 8" (20cm). Bulb size 7/8 cm Pack of 10 bulbs for £3.00 Pack of 50 bulbs for £10.50 Pack of 100 bulbs for £18.00
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Tulipa whittallii major AGM
Tulipa whittallii major AGM
Striking species tulip with flowers of blood orange, blotched dark olive at the base. Hardy, April flowering. Ht. 8-12" (20-30cm). Bulb size 6+ cm Pack of 10 bulbs for £5.50 Pack of 50 bulbs for £24.00 Pack of 100 bulbs for £42.50
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Tulipa wilsoniana
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Tulipa wilsoniana
New for 2021 Bright red, cup-shaped flowers, with a small black basal blotch. For sun & well-drained soil. Flowering in April at 2-4" (5-10cm).  Bulb size 6+ cm Pack of 10 bulbs for £4.00 Pack of 50 bulbs for £18.00
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