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Tulip 'Pimpernel'

Tulip 'Pimpernel'

10 Bulbs — £5.50

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As you’d expect from the name, Pimpernel Tulips are scarlet, but there’s more to them than that. The feathery green markings that distinguish viridiflora tulips from their sisters look fabulous against the red, and you can expect each bloom to last for up to three weeks. The pointed petals open with grace, curving back slightly as the crimson heart of each bloom is exposed.

Escape from the grimness and chill of winter with the help of your spring flower garden and your Pimpernel Tulips. Their warm red combines well with bright golds, all shades of green, and of course, white.

Read more about Viridiflora Tulips on our blog:
"Viridiflora Tulips: How Green Does Your Garden Grow?"

Key features

  • Good for cutting

  • Perfect for pots

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • Low maintenance

  • Fully hardy

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Tulipa 'Pimpernel'

  • Tulip group

    Viridiflora (8)

  • Flower colour

    Red, purple

  • Bulb size


  • Established height


  • Established spread


  • Plant spacing

    60 bulbs per m2

  • Leaf colour


  • Habit


  • Life cycle

    Short-lived perennial

  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    1st year

  • Sunlight

    Full sun
    Partial shade

  • Position


  • Suitable for

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

  • Soil acidity


  • Soil moisture

    Free draining

  • Soil type

    Multipurpose compost
    Loam-based compost

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented


  • Pollinator-friendly


  • Mouse resistant


  • Rabbit resistant


  • Deer resistant


  • Toxicity

    Skin/eyes irritant
    Harmful if eaten

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