Tulip Bulbs - All

Order Tulip bulbs today to secure your favourite varieties for delivery and planting this autumn.


Something for everyone! Whether you are after something tall, short, double blooms, or single later flowering, our tulip range is second to none. From cut flower varieties such as the bold Ballerina Tulip Bulbs to our striking ruffled petalled Estella Rijnveld Tulips we have something for everyone. Can't find what you are looking for? Give us a call and we will be happy to help.


Like everything we supply here at Boston Seeds, we pride ourselves on supplying professional quality - and for flower bulbs, that means BIG! Our bigger bulbs produce bigger, better and bolder flowers. Choose from our exciting range of varieties - Black Hero Tulip Bulbs, old favourites, garden classics as well as striking new lines for 2024.


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Bulb Fertiliser
September Delivery
Bulb Fertiliser

Our flowering bulb fertiliser has been specifically designed to help your spring-flowering bulbs flower to their full potential. Whether you are establishing in pots or containers, sprinkle a small amount into each hole prior to planting your bulbs. Also suitable for use in early spring to encourage your bulbs to flower well in the following season.

  • Tailored to give your bulbs all the nutrients they need
  • Can be mixed with compost or Bulb Fibre
  • NPK - 12.11.18 + MgO
  • Recommended coverage: 5kg per 200sqm. Apply at 25g/sqm
  • Not suitable for use with Wildflower Bulbs
September Delivery
Bulb Fibre

Specifically designed to help bulbs establish in pots and borders, without the risk of the bulbs rotting, providing an open and free-draining soil structure.

  • Ideal for planting with Narcissi, Crocus, Hyacinths and other spring-flowering bulbs
  • Universal bulb planting fibre
  • 500gm bag - This pack is sufficient for 3 x 1-litre pots

Tips for Tulips: Dwarf/Lily Varieties

Upright cups in a wide range of colours and shapes, bringing joy to any garden in the middle of spring- today we’re talking about tulips!

As their name suggests, Dwarf tulips are bred for their short stems, usually growing no higher than 25cm, but bloom no less vibrantly than any other tulip. Meanwhile, Lily-Flowering tulips are the plant with the greatest visual difference from other tulips- again, their name best describes their elegant shape.


Did You Know…?

Both Dwarf tulips and Lily tulips make excellent cut flowers. Tulips make for excellent cut flowers in general, as they’re hardy enough to continue growing in a vase for a little while, even after they’re cut!


How Best to Grow

The best choice for tulips in most situations is to plant them (at least 10cm deep) in rows or clusters of 10-15, in a sunny spot with humus-rich, free-draining soil. Best planted in the late autumn months. Lily-flowering tulips, though tall, are not highly wind-resistance, so it’s important to plant them in a place protected by the wind.


Our Picks

Dwarf tulipsshort height makes them an ideal pick for patio pots and similar containers. Alternatively, they’re a good height to place at the front of a border, scatter through a rockery, or outline a shrub!

  • Red Riding Hoodis one of my personal favourite varieties: with simple-yet-gorgeous, variegated crimson petals and burgundy-striped foliage, it’s all the better to decorate your garden with, my dear!
  • ‘Little Beautyis unusual in its shape, being more of a wide-open flower than a traditional cup-shaped tulip. Its outer petals are a lovely magenta-rose colour, with a beautiful blue centre.


Lily-flowering tulips are somewhat later bloomers and have taller, slender stems (around 50cm-70cm tall), and their gorgeous shape and a wide variety of colours make them popular as cut flowers or as part of a bouquet. Alternatively, place them as the centrepiece of a tall container.

  • The stunning ‘Marilyn’ bears white and red petals that almost look like they have been painted- combined with its name, it’s hard not to think of it as an elegant lady with an amazing new frock!
  • And for an effective single colour, ‘Merlot produces waxy, wine-red goblets which make a strong statement on their own, or alongside another coloured tulip. Cheers!


Tips for Tulips: Darwin/Triumph Varieties

Upright cups in a wide range of colours and shapes, bringing joy to any garden in the middle of spring- today we’re talking about tulips!

Darwin tulips are perhaps best noted for their large flower size and vibrant colouration. When crossbred with Single Early cultivars, you get Triumph Tulips: as their name suggests, they’re one of the best tulip varieties in terms of having a perfect balance of beauty and practicality, with an enormous range of colourations, many of which boast a neat and sophisticated air that make a bold statement in the garden!


Did You Know…?

Tulips have always been a highly popular plant. In fact, the popularity of tulips may have been responsible for the first-ever asset bubble: ‘tulip mania’ occurred in the early 1600s in the Dutch Republic, where the prices of tulips skyrocketed based on their popularity (at its height, the price of a tulip was estimated to be ten times that of highly-performing workers’ annual income!) before it abruptly crashed down in 1637.


How Best to Grow

Both types of tulip are to be grown in autumn and in similar conditions: rich, well-drained soil in full sunlight. Triumph tulips are the best flowers for forcing, whereas Darwin tulips are better for naturalising for a relatively long lifespan in your garden. Either variety makes for a delightful display in beds, borders and containers, and has the best visual impact in large groups.


Our Picks

Darwin hybrid tulips, as mentioned before, are especially large-flowering and tall, sturdy and long-lasting.

  • ‘Daydreamis a sunshine-y variation, with its younger petals blooming in a lemon yellow, but ageing beautifully into a warm, glowing orange!
  • ‘Pink Impressionbares blushing pink petals with a soft feathering of different shades. Its foliage has its own appeal too, with variegated leaves lined with gold.
  • ‘Apeldoorn Eliteburns bright with gold flowers streaked with ruby red.
  • ‘Beauty of Apeldoornhas a striking scarlet-orange colouration, but is just as noteworthy due to its taller-than-average size and bold, lance-shaped foliage.


There are enough gorgeous cultivars of Triumph tulips to fill a garden all of their own! However, if you had to hear some potential picks for your garden, we’d recommend:

  • ‘Jan Reus’, a great deep crimson bloom, that sits proudly on darkly stained stems. A dramatic and deep tulip for creating drama and depth
  • ‘Cairotulips are a burnt orange in colour, but their waxy sheen provides an unusual accent; in some lights, this flower can appear to have an almost metallic, brassy appearance