Lily Flowering Tulips
These lovely and unusual tulips, unsurpassed for charm and elegance, were introduced in 1914. The varieties in this section form flowers of fascinating beauty.
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You may well catch the scent of tulip ‘Ballerina’ way before you see her dancing in the garden, as she emits a beautiful, spicy-citrus perfume on warm spring days.
This stunningly elegant tulip blooms in a graceful lily-flowered shape. Long, slender petals curve up and point outwards in zesty, marmalade-orange tones.
A super long-lasting cut flower which adds a stylish look to spring arrangements and bouquets.
Tulip ‘Ballerina’ has been granted a prestigious Award of Garden Merit from the RHS for its all-round excellent performance.
Combine with pastel Aquilegias, Jonquilla ‘Cosmopolitan’ and tulip ‘Black Parrot’ for a tasteful, architectural late spring show. Plant the bulbs densely for an eye-catching effect.
Elegant lily-flowered tulip ‘Burgundy’ blooms in full-bodied shades of deep red and maroon, its hues glow brighter in sunlight, and appear rich and velvety when cast in shade.
Pointed, reflexed petals add architectural elegance in the garden border and this stunning tulip will add height and grace to containers in late spring.
Plant en masse for an impactful display and to ensure a bounty of blooms for picking if you wish. The flowers are long-lasting both in the garden and in the vase.
Beautifully coloured and well proportioned, tulip ‘Claudia’ adds a rush of late spring colour and structure when the flowers bloom on towering stems in May. Grow the stunning blooms in the middle to back of the garden border where they will be protected from high winds.
Grey-green foliage sets off the dusky-violet tones of the petals which are edged with a clean white margin.
Tulip ‘Claudia’ is brilliant for picking - its extra-long stem length, unusual shape and tasteful shades make it a desirable spring bloom for flower arrangers.
A tulip truly worthy of its name, ‘Elegant Lady’ is a stylish and graceful bloom to bring a sophisticated edge to the garden in late spring. Soft, muted shades of creamy-yellow with touches of lavender and blush-pink merge together on arching, pointed petals forming fine, lily-like blooms.
Excellent for cutting and easy to weave into spring floral arrangements to compliment the shape and colour of other flowers.
Tulip ‘Elegant Lady’ looks magical in any spring border and is perfect for pretty pots. Underplant with pink and violet flowers to enhance the hues.
Graceful bright yellow flowers on strong stems.
Providing an elegant display in the garden from the latter part of April and throughout May, tulip ‘Mariette’ is a graceful-looking lily-flowered tulip. Fuchsia-pink petals appear satin-like in texture and have soft rose margins.
This dreamy tulip looks stunning combined with soft, pale pinks and deep aubergine tulips in the border and also marries well with warm apricot and coral tones.
Perfect for cutting and adding colourful curves to spring flower designs.
An outstanding white with fuchsine-purple feathered flame. Petals are flamed on both sides.
A rich, deep-plum tulip, perfect for the jewel garden. Tulip ‘Merlot’ blooms wide open in full sun, unfolding up its star-shaped, luxurious violet flowers to expose powdery anthers and a pale-lemon pistil to passing bees and pollinators.
This lavish, lily-flowered tulip blooms on tall stems, adding grace and structure to borders and pots during May.
Combine with vivid tulips of differing shapes both in the garden and in the vase for a colourful, textural spring blend.
Stunning flowers in a blend of orange, yellow and salmon-pink shades.
Pieter de Leur
Tulip ‘Pieter de Leur’ is a luxurious tulip to add a lick of brilliant colour to spring pots and garden borders.
Deep velvety-red petals, brushed with a sweep of burgundy snake up and flare outwards. This striking scarlet tulip is part of the lily-flowered family who are perhaps the most elegant of all tulip shapes, bringing glamour and graceful curves together with bold colour.
Long stems make this fine tulip perfect for picking and arranging in impactful floral displays and bouquets.
A classic lily-flowering tulip in cardinal-red, ‘Pretty Woman’ makes a dazzling appearance when the flowers bloom in May. The bold showy flowers flare outwards and are exceptionally long-lasting, both in the garden and in the vase.
Pair this tulip with berry shades and softer pinks or blues for an inviting spring display or mix up with sunset shades for a warm aesthetic as days begin to lengthen and the seasons change.
A slightly shorter lily-flowering tulip, perfect for planting in containers or near the front of the border.
Tulip ‘Purple Dream’ is a truly regal tulip with tall, elegant violet blooms.
The opulent purple flowers are tapered and slim with pointed petals which open up as the blooms age and unfold, basking in the late spring sunshine.
Excellent for cutting thanks to strong stems which can easily withstand wind and rain.
For a contemporary and vibrant late spring show, combine with punchy orange shades in the garden such as paeony-tulip ‘Orange Princess’ and parrot tulip ‘Amazing Parrot’.
Tulip ‘White Triumphator’ is a fine tulip which trumps most other pure white varieties. Tall stems allow the willowy blooms to tower above most other spring bulbs and sway gently on the spring breeze.
This lily-flowered tulip has the ability to fit into most planting schemes with ease, adding structure and elegance to chic modern designs and traditional cottage gardens.
‘White Triumphator’s’ excellent performance in the garden and long-lasting blooms have helped this tulip to gain a respected Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society.
Two Tone Mixture
A serene pairing of tulips for a whimsical feel in the late spring garden.
The soft plum-toned blooms of tulip ‘Claudia’ have delicately frosted margins which are set off beautifully by pure-white, award-winning tulip ‘Triumphator’.
Both lily-flowering tulips with elegant long petals, tapering up to pointed ends from a classic goblet-shape.
This dreamy duo of tulips is excellent for cutting and adding to seasonal floral designs. The blooms are exceptionally long-lasting, both in the garden and in the vase.
Two Tone Mixture
A jubilant duo of lily-flowered tulips to celebrate the end of spring, or the beginning of summer. Whichever way you look at it, May is a special time of year where spring merges seamlessly into summer.
Both beautifully fragrant and elegantly formed with tapered, curving petals - tulip ‘Ballerina’ blooms in warm marmalade tones, and ‘La Perla’ compliments with graceful yellow flowers.
Excellent for container planting and for studding garden borders with sunny colour. Mix the bulbs up for a tonal display, plant side by side, or introduce more bold or subtle colours to tailor your planting design.
Lily Flowering Mixture
Flowering throughout May, this superior collection of tulip bulbs contains an exquisite mix of colourful blooms for the garden.
The elongated, typically goblet-shaped flowerheads of majestic, lily-flowering tulips add a luxurious look, outstretching to star-like forms when fully open.
Plant the bulbs en masse to create striking swathes and blocks of colour and fill your spring pots for eye-catching displays.
All well-known, and several award-winning varieties within this mix make excellent cut flowers, lasting for several days in the vase and many weeks in the garden.