Tulip 'La Belle Époque'
Tulip 'La Belle Époque'
Tulip 'La Belle Époque'
Tulip 'La Belle Époque'
Tulip 'La Belle Époque'
Tulip 'La Belle Époque'
Tulip 'La Belle Époque'
Tulip 'La Belle Époque'
Tulip 'La Belle Époque'
Tulip 'La Belle Époque'

Tulip 'La Belle Époque'

Tulip 'La Belle Époque'

5 bulbs — £7.90

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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 2023

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Description

Following the latest floral trend of dusky coffee shades, 'La Belle Époque' is one tulip that's right up to date. Translated from French meaning A beautiful era, perhaps the era that’s being referred to is this very one! The soft and romantic dusky pink and mauve flowers make a fabulous addition to spring bouquets as well as in the garden. The blooms of Tulip 'La Belle Époque' open slowly, lasting for many weeks and look wonderful in containers and borders, particularly when combined with flowers in pastel shades of pink, mauve, cream and pale green!

The gorgeous Tulip 'La Belle Époque' adds a welcome splash of colour and structure to the garden during April. With large blooms on tall, sturdy stems, it also provides interest at a height that towers very neatly over lower varieties. Having tulips in your garden makes those sunny spring days so much more enjoyable to be outside. What's more, they're very little work and will provide reliable spring colour every year—simply plant the bulbs in autumn and leave them to it, they'll provide welcome colour just as the weather is starting to warm up.

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 'La Belle Époque'

  • Tulip group

    Double early (2)

  • Flower colour

    Peach, pink

  • Bulb size

    11/12

  • 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

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Useful information

  • 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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