Tulip Purple Circus
Tulip Purple Circus

Tulip Purple Circus
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SIZE 12/+

Good for cutting

Hand packed in paper bags

Hardy throughout the UK


This gorgeous tulip, which is rarely seen for sale, offers something a little different. Tulip 'Purple Circus' is a fringed tulip, meaning that its petals have a delightful crystalline-like fringed edge to them, making the plant very showy. The colouring of this tulip variety also provides drama: stripes, flecks and blocks of different shades of pink and cerise, combine with pure white to offer a sumptuous contrast. These blooms will become a real talking point!

This strongly fringed Tulip is especially good for growing in pots and containers, where you can see the blooms up close. However, it is equally good in beds and borders where its stunning colours can be enjoyed en masse.

Tulip 'Purple Circus' is in the Tulip Group 7 (Triumph Group). Fringed tulips only became a distinct group in 1981. Before this they were simply categorised as single late varieties. Tulip 'Purple Circus' is undoubtedly one of the best.


Pure white + shades of cerise pink


40-45 cm / 16-18"

Planting season:


Flowering time:

Mid to late spring


Crispa tulips

Botanical name:

Tulipa 'Purple Circus'

Light requirements:

Partial shade / full sun

Soil moisture:






Critter resistant:


  • Plant your tulip bulbs from mid to late autumn
  • Plant in borders or containers in sun or partial shade
  • Plant the bulbs two to three times as deep as the bulb is high
  • Space the bulbs about twice the bulb diameter apart
  • Place the bulbs with the pointed side facing upwards

    Read more in our planting guide
  • Orders placed before 31 August 2022
    You can expect your order September / early October 2022
  • Orders placed 01 September - 15 October 2022
    You can expect your order in October 2022
  • Orders placed 16 October - 15 December 2022
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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Flower bulb nursery 'J.S. Pennings de Bilt' in Breezand, The Netherlands is a flower bulb company that is famous for its variety, quality and innovativeness. They grow many exclusive varieties of tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, and crocuses. It's a family business with a long tradition, growing exclusive spring- and autumn flowering bulbs for generations. The company is named after its founder of the nursery, Jan Pennings. 'De Bilt' is a reference to the typical Dutch farmhouse that housed the company for years. Nowadays, the company is run by Dick van Duin (see photo) and Joost Pennings.

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We offer UK's biggest ever selection of amazing flower bulbs online, including lots of unique bulb varieties you won’t get anywhere else. We just love being able to provide you with an incredible choice of top-quality bulbs – it’s what we’re best at.

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