Tulipa 'Prinses Irene'

10 bulbs £5.99
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30 bulbs £17.97 £16.50
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Buy Tulipa 'Prinses Irene' triumph tulip bulbs: Sturdy flowers for exposed positions

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: April
  • Hardiness: fully hardy
  • Bulb size: 11/12

    Named after a Dutch princess, this variety was first introduced in 1949. It has pale orange petals that are flushed with purple and are sweetly scented. Their short, sturdy stems make them ideal for growing in windy or exposed positions and they rarely get flattened by heavy spring downpours.

  • Garden care: In September to December plant bulbs 15-20cm deep and 10-15cm apart in fertile, well-drained soil. Alternatively, allow 7-9 bulbs per 30cm sq. After flowering deadhead and apply a balanced liquid fertiliser each week for the first month. Once the foliage has died down naturally lift the bulbs and store in a cool greenhouse.

  • Harmful if eaten/may cause skin allergy

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Notes on Tulipa 'Prinses Irene'

"Deservedly one of the greatest tulips ever with glowing soft-orange petals shaded at the base in dark ink. Only a foot high so it's tailor-made for a toning terracotta pot."

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They were a gift and continue to give great pleasure.


Good quality bulbs and excellent results


North west


I would not buy again


these bulbs did not appear this year


East Sussex


Really pretty tulip which gave a lovely display in a pot


Lovely display in a pot this year.

J Fern



I will be buying these again this year


i tried these for the first time in pots last year, and they were so good I'm buying them again this year.




Lovely colour


I bought some of these bulbs for my mother, Irene but also bought some for myself as I liked the colour. Different from the pinks and yellows.

Gardener Soo



Old favourite


An old favourite. Used these in my spring pots. Colourful and attractive. All came up.




Looking very beautiful


In flower just now in a pot on my patio (15 April). They are a good height for a pot, not too tall to be damaged by the wind, but not dumpy either. They are really lovely.




Good colour and robust. Excellent quality bulbs


Arrived in good time to plant and stored well up to that point.

Hey Jude



Beautiful Tulips


I have planted Prinses Irene tulips before. I love them. The hint of plum at the base of the flower which gradually turns to orange is redolent of sunset. It goes well with dark plum coloured tulips such as Havran, but also contrasts well with red ones too. The bulbs were healthy and all seem to have flowered. Mine are in brown pots,are in flower now and look gorgeous. It is very windy where I am and they remain upright


County Durham


Gorgeous tulips


The most beautiful tulips I've ever had.





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