Few flowers in the world can compete with Tulips for sheer variety. Our top quality range of tulip bulbs offer vibrant colours and elegant shapes. Create a beautiful garden display, or grow for cut-flower magnificence.
Why grow Tulips?
Tulips (Tulipa) offer growers a great many advantages, with hundreds of colours, shapes, sizes and bloom times to choose from. They produce carpets of colour, and tulip bulbs can be planted in borders, beds or even lawns. A quintessential spring bulb, tulips are fairly easy to grow, and will grow in part-sun or shade. The flowers range in height from about 6 inches to 2 feet, making them a versatile way to add colour into mixed planting beds, or a deep display of their own.
What varieties of Tulip bulb does Gee-Tee have?
Tulips hold a special place in our hearts with a long history of passion and innovation. Times continue to change and although the tulip fields of Lincolnshire aren’t as common as they used to be, we are lucky to be able to stock approximately 200 carefully selected Tulip bulb varieties. Our selection features every imaginable colour and shade, with flowering times ranging from early March through to mid-May.
If the choice seems overwhelming try our tulip bulb mixtures, all made on site with as many varieties possible. Our tulip bulb cutting mixture is great value – 100 bulbs of early, late, single, double, classic and fancy flowering types. We are happy to discuss any of our products, whether you are buying in bulk for trade, or shopping for your garden.
How do I grow Tulip bulbs?
Tulips prefer sunnier spots with afternoon sun if possible, with well-drained slightly acidic or neutral soil. Taller varieties should be sheltered from strong winds to avoid damage. Plant your Tulips in October, when the soil has cooled down, space them about 10cm apart, and plant at a depth of around 15-20cm. To prepare the area, fertilise with a balanced compost or time-release bulb food.
Plant tulip bulbs pointy side up, in large clumps for maximum effect, and water immediately after planting to trigger growth.
When the leaves emerge in Spring, feed with the same bulb food you used when planting, and water well but ensure the soil is draining correctly.
Once your Tulips have finished blooming, you can deadhead the flowers but do not remove the leaves, as these gather and store energy to bloom again the following year. Once the foliage has yellowed and died back, it can be removed.
It is best practice to remove the tulip bulbs from the ground once the foliage has died back. They split into many smaller bulbs at the end of the flowering cycle, but these rarely produce good results the following year. Once lifted you can replant the larger bulbs and keep the smaller bulbs if you want to propagate them.
What our customers say
Excellent Customer Service
The person who contacted me, Kelly, was apologetic, explained that my order was in a queue and would be processed soon, but offered to give it priority the very next day if I needed the bulbs immediately.
I replied that apart from not wanting a delivery whilst I was on holiday, I would wait my turn. Kelly then took the trouble to ask when I would be away and ensured that the bulbs were despatched when I was at home.
They duly arrived, in perfect condition and I look forward to a colourful potful of tulips next Spring!
I will use Gee Tee again 🙂
The staff are very friendly and give honest advice based on hands on experience. I bought 10k daff/narcissi mix and cutting tulips – superb. Crocosmia corms look healthy. I will be back x
Easy ordering online
Easy ordering online (I like the small pic in shopping trolley) and useful grouping of tulips in categories. Order arrived promptly via DHL, no problems with delivery either even in my rural village.
Bought tulips very late so in half price sale, but bulbs still in good condition! Very pleased with my order!
Excellent varieties, well packaged, sent quickly
Tulips I ordered came very quickly