May Flowering Tulips
These May flowering tulips have mainly long stems which are sturdy and durable; with long lasting blooms.
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Bright cherry-pink blooms on sturdy stems.
Vivid orange flowers flushed with shades of pink and yellow.
The big, buttery-yellow blooms of tulip ‘Big Smile’ will return year after year, standing up to the most challenging British weather with its head held high.
This bright and bold tulip is considered one of the finest yellow tulips for its reliability and sunny disposition.
Grow in the middle to back of the garden border where the statuesque stems of radiant flowers will beam out above shorter plants and bulbs, illuminating even grey days.
Silken, reflexed petals of lavender-blue open up from tight buds in May to produce the most perfect blooms on tulip ‘Bleu Aimable’, making this unusual tulip the star of spring borders and containers. The colours become deeper and richer as the blooms mature.
Acid-green foliage seems to intensify the purple hues and this stunning tulip works equally well with silvery-blue plants in the garden and in the vase.
Late-blooming tulip ‘Bleu Aimable’ is one of the last tulips to bloom, putting on an unmissable encore in the spring garden.
May Flowering Tulip Caravelle.
Glowing ruby-red petals that grow deeper in colour towards the petal edges.
Tulip ‘Clearwater’ is an exquisite, pure white tulip which brings an ethereal quality to the garden. The ghostly blooms shine brightly in the border and make a fabulous addition to both modern and traditional planting designs – looking chic in a fresh palette of white and green plants and adding some simple and timeless glamour to more colourful spring gardens.
These classy, crisp-white Triumph tulips prefer to be planted in slight shade for the longest display and are wonderful for picking – little rivals a vase or bouquet full of clean white tulips in spring.
Tulip ‘Dordogne’ is the recipient of a prestigious Award of Garden Merit from the RHS, and it is easy to see the reason when you observe the spectacular blooms in late spring.
These French tulips feature impressively large, goblet-shaped flowers in warm shades of tropical colour. Tangerine petals are flushed with rich raspberry-pink, and the heart of these exquisite blooms seems to have a fiery red glow as the petals unfold in the heat of the sun.
Long stems and an extended vase life make tulip ‘Dordogne’ brilliant for cutting.
The sumptuous pink and white blooms of tulip ‘Dreamland’ flower reliably in late spring, standing up to all weathers.
This award-winning tulip holds a coveted Award of Garden Merit, granted by the RHS – testament to its enviable looks and superb qualities both in the garden and as a cut flower.
The large goblet-shaped flowers make an impact in garden beds and spring containers with two-tone petals of lipstick-pink, bleeding into creamy white at the base.
Combines beautifully with white tulips and soft blue hues.
Tulip ‘Kingsblood’ produces deep cherry-red blooms edged in scarlet on long, strong stems throughout May.
This seductive tulip has been granted a respected Award of Garden Merit by the RHS for its sophisticated looks and excellent, long-lasting performance. ‘Kingsblood’ is also wonderful for cutting and adding to flower arrangements and bouquets.
Combine with pink tones in the border, pot or vase for a romantic look, or mix with dark, sultry purples for drama.
Floral designer’s favourite ‘Menton’ has long been a top tulip for cutting. The long, graceful stems and huge oval flowerheads make it perfect for arranging in seasonal bouquets and displays and the soft colours are timelessly fashionable. China-rose petals with suffused apricot-orange edges mature to pale coral as the blooms age.
Long-lasting both in the garden and as a cut flower.
Excellent garden performance and enviable looks have won Tulip ‘Menton’ an Award of Garden Merit as a mark of excellence from the Royal Horticultural Society.
Bright lemon-yellow flowers on strong stems.
Queen of the Night
The striking beauty of tulip ‘Queen of Night’ must be seen to be believed. These almost-black tulips have a velveteen quality in shade, but when sunlight shines through, the petals glow and their rich, plummy tones come to life.
Tulip ‘Queen of Night’ makes an excellent bedfellow to other late tulips and in fact, nearly all colours are enhanced by its rich tones - pale pinks appear softer, orange shades burn brighter, and whites will seem more luminous.
A superior and elegant maroon tulip with long stems, ideal for cutting and adding an unusual edge to floral designs.
Rhapsody of Smiles
Tulip ‘Rhapsody of Smiles’ boasts large, egg-shaped mango blooms delicately streaked with red. Each flower appears slightly different to its neighbour thanks to the unique swirling flames of fruit salad tones.
This bright and bold tulip will add warmth to spring borders and pots and is fabulous for cutting and adding a pop of cheerful colour to bouquets and floral designs.
Plant next to crimson tulips such as ‘Red Proud’ and fringed ‘Pacific Pearl’ to enhance the scarlet markings.
A luxurious tulip, ‘Ronaldo’ brings an air of mystical glamour to garden beds and containers when it blooms in May. The deep maroon flowers have a silken sheen to their surfaces and the pointed, slightly ribbed petals form almost-double heads.
Strong stems and long-lasting blooms mean ‘Ronaldo’ is a reliable, yet exquisite addition to the garden, and is magnificent as a cut flower.
Mixes well with all colour shades, from soft blushing apricot to rich reds and bright pinks.
Triumph tulip ‘Slawa’ is an intriguing, exotic-looking flower for the late spring garden. Contrasting two-toned petals of Bordeaux red with a coppery-apricot trim open up gently in the May sunshine. The clashing colours meet with a feathered fuchsia streak, adding to the deliciously dramatic look.
Plant in deep containers and garden borders with complimentary tulips, spring bulbs, and dark foliage plants to enhance the striking colours.
A luxurious tulip for cutting which will be a sure talking point in floral displays.
Curvaceous creamy-white petals with feathered lipstick-red flames adorn long stems on tulip ‘Sorbet’ in late spring.
A sublime, yet strong tulip for containers and garden borders which boasts a prestigious Award of Garden Merit from the RHS amongst its many accolades.
Plant with tulips in similar shades to harmonise in the garden such as bouquet-flowering ‘Belicia’ and fringed white ‘Honeymoon’.
Lovely for cutting and arranging into a vivid and bodacious bouquet.
May Flowering Tulip Stunning Apricot.
Warm apricot-pink flowers with a soft pink edge to the petals.
Tranquil tulip ‘Violet Beauty’ blooms in May in soft lavender-blue hues rarely found in tulip flowers. The edges of each petal flare out elegantly and lighten to palest amethyst.
The calming colours of this elegant tulip work particularly well with fresh, silvery-green and white tones. Deep plum shades will elevate a sophisticated planting palette even higher.
A stunning tulip for late spring pots and beds. Plant plenty so you have a few to spare to pick for the vase.
Two Tone Mixture
This harmonious mix of tulips includes crystal-white tulip ‘Clearwater’ and rose-pink and ivory ‘Dreamland’. A perfectly paired duo to add style and sophistication to late spring flower borders and containers.
The large goblet-shaped flowers bloom on long strong stems, standing up to wind and rain and are excellent for picking and adding to bouquets and arrangements.
Plant with soft blues such as camassias or forget-me-nots for a fresh carpet of spring delights.
May Flowering Mixture
Single late flowering tulips are well worth waiting for, blooming just before the summer garden wakes up and adding a splash of colour and structure to garden beds and containers.
Our ‘May Flowering Mixture’ contains a stately mix of named and award-winning varieties, all excellent for cutting thanks to their long stem length. This colourful tulip assortment will bloom in the classic cup or goblet-shape in a rainbow of colours and pretty markings.
Long lasting, both in the garden and in the vase. Plant as a succession to early and mid-season tulips and spring bulbs.