Tulip 'Alison Bradley'
Tulip 'Alison Bradley'
Tulip 'Alison Bradley'
Tulip 'Alison Bradley'
Tulip 'Alison Bradley'
Tulip 'Alison Bradley'
Tulip 'Alison Bradley'
Tulip 'Alison Bradley'
Tulip 'Alison Bradley'

Tulip 'Alison Bradley'

Tulip 'Alison Bradley'

10 bulbs — £7.90

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Orders placed before 1 September 2024
You can expect your order in August/September

Orders placed 1 September - 15 October 2024
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Description

Wonderfully rich and luxurious, Tulip 'Alison Bradley' is gorgeous new addition to the peony-style range of tulips. In deep fruity shades of blackcurrant, raspberry and plum, the petals have the tone of a delicious berry smoothie. The double blooms of Tulip 'Alison Bradley' create a generously full display in a pleasing cup shape, and open up in the sun to display golden centres.  

Part of the double-early group, Tulip 'Alison Bradley' is short-stemmed at up to 35cm high, and flowers in early spring. Shorter varieties like these are well-suited to container-gardening. Several pots generously filled with bulbs would make striking focal points, perhaps placed to frame a door, or to line a patio or balcony. In the garden, 'Alison Bradley' tulips can be used to create colourful edging for paths or borders. They will add pops of strong colour to compliment other early-spring flowering bulbs, such as blue muscari and white narcissus, without overwhelming them in height.  

Key features

  • Good for cutting

  • Perfect for pots

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • Packed in paper bags

  • Low maintenance

  • Fully hardy

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Tulipa 'Alison Bradley'

  • Tulip group

    Double late (11)

  • Flower colour

    Purple, plum

  • Bulb size

    12/+

  • Established height

    30-50cm

  • Established spread

    10-20cm

  • Plant spacing

    60 bulbs per m2

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Habit

    Upright

  • Life cycle

    Short-lived perennial

  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    1st year

  • Sunlight

    Full sun
    Partial shade

  • Position

    Sheltered

  • Suitable for

    Pots
    Large containers
    Borders
    Gravel gardens
    Cottage gardens
    Low maintenance gardens
    Cut flower gardens

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Free draining

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Sandy
    Stony
    Multipurpose compost
    Loam-based compost

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    No

  • Pollinator-friendly

    No

  • Mouse resistant

    No

  • Rabbit resistant

    No

  • Deer resistant

    No

  • Toxicity

    Skin/eyes irritant
    Harmful if eaten

Plant calendar

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  • Planting
  • Flowering

Useful information

    • Plant your Tulip 'Alison Bradley' bulbs from mid to late autumn

    • Plant in borders or containers in sun or partial shade

    • Plant your bulbs two to three times as deep as the bulb is high

    • Space the bulbs about twice the bulb diameter apart

    • Place the Tulip 'Alison Bradley' bulbs with the pointed side facing upwards

    Read all Tulip planting & care instructions

  • Orders placed before 1 September 2024
    You can expect your order in September 2024

    Orders placed 1 September - 15 October 2024
    You can expect your order in October 2024

    Orders placed 16 October - 15 December 2024
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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