Tulips originate in Asia, but are most widely associated with swathes of colour in The Netherlands, following 'tulip mania' of the 17th century. Stunning planted in bulk blocks of colour, it is easy to re-create a Dutch tulip landscape in your own back gardens.
The Tulip Colour Mixes from Suttons offers a collection of tulip bulbs in your favourite colours, with a selection of early and late flowering varieties to give a long-lasting display. Try the beautifully contrasting tulip colours of the Delightfully Dutch Mix
For the height of fashion, purple and almost black tulips are highly praised. They often pop up in garden designs at the top horticultural shows and offer a really elegant presence to your patch. They look stunning ribboned amongst perennials, or fill your pots with one block colour for container opulence.
Surprisingly, they partner very well with orange tulips, so why not buy a selection of this colour too? Orange is of course used in many garden designs to add a pop of colour in a border and is certainly a 'feel-good' colour.
For pastel lovers, pink is a favourite, the colour conjures up images of cottage gardens, bellowing over with soft planting, romantic and subtle, calm and peaceful. The carpet underneath with striking blue forget-me-nots. White is also a colour of peace and relaxation, and a perfect choice if you are taking inspiration from Sissinghurst and creating your own white garden.
Yellows and reds are perhaps the most iconic tulip shades, often illustrated by masters of times gone by. Reds are daring and work well in a 'hot border' while yellows can be quite cooling, and when partnered with white tulips and similar daffodil shades, create a really fresh springtime theme. They also work well with yellow wallflowers.
Whichever shade your favour, Suttons are right by your side with their fabulous colour mixes!
When To Plant Tulip Bulbs?
Plant your tulip bulbs later autumn from November to December
How To Plant Tulip Bulbs?
- The planting depth varies depending on the size of the bulb
- Space the bulbs 10-20cm apart
- Feed when buds appear and again when flowering has finished
- Water regularly in dry periods
Buy colour mixed tulip bulbs from Sutton