Tulip Tulipa Tarda
Tulip Tulipa Tarda
Tulip Tulipa Tarda
Tulip Tulipa Tarda
Tulip Tulipa Tarda
Tulip Tulipa Tarda
Tulip Tulipa Tarda

Tulip Tulipa 'Tarda'

A compact variety with clumps of cheerful, star-shaped flowers
  • Produces an abundance of star-shaped, yellow and white pointed flowers
  • Grows in loose clumps of up to 6 star-shaped, fragrant flowers
  • Short-stemmed, it is perfect for gravel gardens, beds, borders and containers
  • Ideal for populating grassy areas, where it will easily naturalise and spread
  • Supplied as a pack of 30 bulbs, size 6/7, ready to plant out

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Item: 600018
30 Bulbs - Item: 600018
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Tulipa urumiensis, or 'Tarda', produces an abundance of canary yellow, fragrant flowers with bright white, pointed tips – giving a cheerful 'egg yolk' appearance, set amid glossy, bright-green leaves.

Easy to grow and with short, sturdy stems of up to 15cm, this is a perfect choice for rock and gravel gardens and containers; it is equally happy in beds and borders – or even for populating grassy areas. A favourite for cut flowers, they look stunning in a vase.

Each clump has up to 6 star-shaped, blooms. With its pointed petals and open-cupped demeanour, the 'Tarda' variety is a more natural-looking tulip than its hybrid cousins.

An enduring favourite, this easy-to-grow ancient variety was first cultivated in the late 16th century.

These fully hardy tulips are best planted in a sunny or lightly shaded position, in rich, well-drained soil. Plant with other spring-flowering bulbs, perennials or shrubs to add a cheerful highlight to any colour scheme.

Supplied as a pack of 30 bulbs, size 6/7 for autumn planting.

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Item 600018 supplied as:

Supplied as a pack of 30 bulbs, size 6/7, ready for planting in autumn.

Harmful if eaten/skin irritant


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RHS Garden Merit
RHS Garden Merit
Scented / Fragrant
Scented / Fragrant
Perfect In Pots
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Winter Hardy
Cut Flower
Cut Flower
Easy To Grow
Easy To Grow

Top Tips

Which way up? Usually pointy end up, but if you are not sure, plant the bulb on its side and it will eventually right itself.

Care Information

Planting Advice for your tulip bulbs:

  • Plant bulbs at twice the depth of the height of the bulb and four times their width apart. e.g. 5cm tall bulbs need to be planted 10cm below the surface of the ground and 20cm apart.
  • Please check the bag for any additional planting instructions.
  • They are fine to plant even if a little green growth is showing, they’ll just need a good watering when you plant them, and then only when the soil is dry.
  • Leave them in the ground once they die back for flowers again next year.
  • While all the energy that a bulb needs in order to grow is stored in the bulb itself, they will do better if you feed them when in active green growth.
  • Plant in herbaceous borders, in pots, or leave in the ground to naturalise.
  • If planted in pots be sure to water frequently and keep moist.


Aftercare Advice for your tulip bulb collection:

  • Tulips can be planted as late as November, but it’s best to get your bulbs in the ground so that they can establish a good root system before the weather becomes too cold.
  • Plant in herbaceous borders, in pots, or leave in the ground to naturalise.
  • Water frequently and if in pots ensure that the compost doesn't dry out.


Tidying your Tulips:

  • Once flowering is over, it is important to leave the leaves on your tulips until they have died right down, usually by early summer. This allows the bulb to store food and produce flowers the following year.
  • While it is recommended that bulbs are dug up and dried in the summer sun, modern thought is that there is no real benefit from doing this and many gardeners now leave bulbs where they are.

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Flowering Time

Fully Grown Plant Dimensions (approx)

Plant Dimensions
15 cm
10 cm
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