Tulip 'Shirley Double'
Tulip 'Shirley Double'
Tulip 'Shirley Double'
Tulip 'Shirley Double'
Tulip 'Shirley Double'

Tulip 'Shirley Double'

Tulip 'Shirley Double'

10 bulbs — £7.90

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Orders placed before 1 September 2022
You can expect your order in September 2022

Orders placed 1 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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Description

Tulip fans will already be familiar with that well-known old favourite, Tulip 'Shirley'. Now this bi-colour beauty has had a makeover, and bursts back onto the scene, all dressed up to the nines as a double variety, named Tulip 'Shirley Double'! Featuring creamy white petals, dashed with a sweet lilac margin, and toting the merest hint of pink blush as they fade – these flowers are well suited to the new look, in all its frilly, flouncy, ruffled extravagance!

These ladylike looks make a pretty picture indeed, against the backdrop of late spring’s verdant greenery. Your display will be sure to draw a few admiring glances – and you may just want to pop a few extra bulbs in, as we guarantee you just won’t be able to resist snipping an armful of double blooms for a gorgeous bouquet!

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 'Shirley Double'

  • Flower colour

    White, purple

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Bulb size

    12/+

  • Established height

    50-70cm

  • Established spread

    10-20cm

  • Plant spacing

    60 bulbs per m2

  • 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

Other information

    • Plant your Tulip 'Shirley Double' 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 'Shirley Double' bulbs with the pointed side facing upwards

    Read all Tulip planting & care instructions

  • Orders placed before 1 September 2022
    You can expect your order in September 2022

    Orders placed 1 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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