Deep purple and red/yellow tulips

Six tips for planting tulips

Get your best ever display of spring tulips with these planting tips.

Offering an endless variety of colours, tulips are among the best spring bulbs, offering a wonderful display of colour in April and May.

While perennial, most are treated as annuals as they won’t reliably return year after year. You can get around this by growing species tulips like Tulipa linifolia that self-seed and improve in flowering performance year after year.

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