The species offered here are those that we have found not to be difficult outside in the garden or raised bed. In the garden most of those offered benefit from a sunny well-drained site, perhaps in a raised bed, with the bulbs lifted and cleaned every other year to stop overcrowding and the resultant diminuition in size.
Many of the smaller species can also be grown in the bulb frame or pots in the alpine house. In pots a well-drained, loam-based compost such as John Innes compost No3, plus extra grit is suitable. They do not like peat-based composts as a rule.
Tulips are normally available between early September and late November. They need a longer ripening with us before they are judged ready for sending out but will safely plant much later than most other autumn-planted species.
Order from our Autumn list.