Tulip Bulbs

This question was asked by
Lisa T

When is the best time to plant tulips?

We advise planting tulip bulbs in the Autumn, preferably in October/November, after the firsts frosts as this will wipe out any viral and fungal diseases that may be in the soil and which may infect the bulbs. Planting later in the year means there is less risk of disease and this is when the tulip bulbs start putting their roots down. More information on how to plant tulips can be found here:

How to plant and grow Tulips

Tulips

The Hart Family

I want to order a range of tulip bulbs

This question was asked by
Pete Turner

Last year I bought some queensland tulips from you and I want buy a big range of tulips this year .. can you notify me when your bulbs become available to order please.
Thanks … Pete Turner

Hi Pete

Our tulip bulbs are now available to pre-order for autumn delivery.

Tulips

The Hart Family

Nxt year's tulip order.

This question was asked by
Maureen

I love a lot of your tulip selection , can you tell me earlist time to order nxt yr please so i get what I want pls ….
Maureen White

Hi Marueen

We have now opened our spring bulb selection for ordering online. If you wish to pre-order tulips now, they will be dispatched in the Autumn.

Tulips

The Hart Family

Tulip bulbs

This question was asked by
V. Lupton

Many of the tulip bulbs are currently out of stock, will these varieties be available in the summer for autumn delivery?
Many thanks
Val x

Yes they sure will be Val – please keep checking back on our spring bulbs page. We hope to have tulips and all other spring flowering bulbs ready to order in the next month.

SPRING FLOWERING BULBS

The Hart Family

Tulip bulbs

This question was asked by
Suzanna ogden

Hi, what time of year do you normally have tulip bulbs for sale please?
Thanks
Stay safe

Our tulip bulbs will be available to purchase in the Summer. By July, ready for planting them in the Autumn.

The Hart Family

Growing Spring flowers indoors

This question was asked by
C. Towell

Mini Tulip Giuseppe Verdi, would these bulbs be suitable for growing indoors in a large bowl? If not, could you recommend some spring bulbs that are. Many thanks

You can plant the Guiseppe Verdi tulips outside in a pot/container and then bring them inside once they are flowering.

The other bulbs we would recommend for indoor flowering and this would be in time for Christmas would be Hyacinths and Amaryllis (Amaryllis bulbs are due online soon).
Hyacinth Delft Blue (Pack of 6) (SKU17938)
Hyacinth Pink Pearl (Pack of 6) (SKU179381)
Hyacinth White Pearl (Pack of 6) (SKU1793811)
 

Tulip bulb shortage?

This question was asked by
L. Tilling

Hi,
Is there a shortage of tulip bulbs this year? Everywhere I have tried to buy any says they are out of stock, literally every garden centre & nursery! Also online sites too. What has happened?
Kind regards
Linda

Hi there Linda
As you’ve experienced, you can’t really purchase tulip bulbs this time of year as they require planting in the Autumn (ideally after the first frost to kill off any virus that may be found in the ground). They will then flower in the Spring. Our tulips will be available to order in the Summer and we will start to dispatch them at the end of September. Hope this helps.

Check out our Fruit Salad Tulip Collection – a great pop of colour for your Spring Garden!
Fruit Salad Tulip Collection (Pack of 60 bulbs) (SKU177143)
Loraine Hart

Tulip selection

This question was asked by
Johnny knox

I have a project coming up and the client would like tulips but I am wary of using them as in the past I have planted some that have only lasted the first year. Is there any that are reliable year on year for flowering.
Many thanks

Hi there,
Tulips can be quite susceptible to viruses in the summer and therefore require lifting after flowering (late spring) and storing until the first frosts in the Autumn. We would suggest planting the viridiflora varieties as these are less susceptible to viruses.

China Town (Pack of 20 Bulbs) (harts1116)
China Town (Pack of 20 Bulbs) (harts1116)
China Town (Pack of 20 Bulbs) (harts1116)
Spring Green (Pack of 20 Bulbs) (harts1079)
Golden Artist (Pack of 20 Bulbs) (harts1076)
Loraine Hart

Tulips and flowering times.

This question was asked by
Gill

Can you recommend a White or Yellow Tulip that will flower at the same time as Queen of the Night(the Black Tulips I already have). I wondered about Angels Wish? Thanks

Hi there,
Yes Angel’s Wish is a good choice to flower at the same time as Queen of Night Tulips.

Angels Wish (Pack of 20 Bulbs) (SKU17633)
Queen of Night (Pack of 20 Bulbs) (harts1118)
kind regards
Loraine Hart