Tulip sylvestris
Tulip sylvestris
Tulip sylvestris
Tulip sylvestris
Tulip sylvestris
Tulip sylvestris
Tulip sylvestris
Tulip sylvestris

Tulip sylvestris

"Wild tulip"

Tulip sylvestris

15 bulbs — £6.75

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

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You can expect your order in October 2023

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Description

Indulge your garden with dazzling golden swathes of beautiful lemon-scented tulip flowers during spring which will return for a repeat show year after year. Tulip sylvestris is the original wild tulip and therefore very reliable. Thriving in most conditions, whether planted in borders or containers, it will provide a beautifully uncomplicated display of colour between March and April with the minimum of fuss. Perfect for naturalising, once you’ve planted this simple but elegant variety in autumn, it’ll put on a fabulous show the following spring and then reward you by coming back each year afterwards in larger and more striking clumps.

This easy-to-grow and unfussy variety thrives in almost any sunny location. Tulip sylvestris is an excellent choice for growing in borders, rockeries and gravel gardens and can even cope with being planted in rough grass, sitting perfectly within a lovely wild or natural space. The refined flowers are simply chic with dainty pointed petals in a rich buttercup-yellow colour, sometimes with a nodding habit as well as upright for a graceful, informal variation.

Key features

  • Good for cutting

  • Perfect for pots

  • Comes back every year

  • Naturalising

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • Packed in paper bags

  • Low maintenance

  • Fully hardy

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Tulipa sylvestris

  • Tulip group

    Species or Botanical (15)

  • Flower colour

    Yellow

  • Bulb size

    7/+

  • Established height

    30-50cm

  • Established spread

    10-20cm

  • Plant spacing

    100 bulbs per m2

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Habit

    Upright

  • Life cycle

    Perennial
    Naturalising

  • 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
    Meadows

  • 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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Tulips can be tall and willowy, or stocky, sturdy and compact and the tulip flower shapes are just as varied. An absolute rainbow of vibrant colours makes tulips among the most exciting plants any gardener can get creative with!

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