Quality tulip suppliers please

Hi all

Can I please have some suggestions of reputable online suppliers of quality tulips. I purchased a mix of Shirley  and another variety that has slipped my mind for now and quite a few came up distorted or blind, this was from a well known online plant supplier starting with the letter P.

I particularly liked the mix of colours and want to add to the ones that came up OK but this time I want to buy some quality ones. I want in the region of a hundred of each.

I also purchased four huge ornamental allium bulbs at the Malvern Autumn show which were magnificent and wish to buy some more. Shall I buy them online or wait for Malvern again.


  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 6,908
    Rose Cottage Plants are great, but they are not as cheap as some. I buy all my bulbs on line.
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  • ButtercupdaysButtercupdays Posts: 2,580
    I get all my bulbs from Peter Nyssen and have always had good service and results.
  • Mary370Mary370 Limerick, Ireland Posts: 1,421
    After recommendations from this forum I've placed an order with Peter Nyssen for bulbs...........hoping for a good Spring display.
  • Uncle MortUncle Mort Posts: 34
    I have just had a look at the Peter Nyssen web site and will be taking a look at the Rose Cottage web page in the morning.

    Thanks :)
  • raisingirlraisingirl East Devon, on the Edge of Exmoor.Posts: 3,498
    edited July 2018
    Avon Bulbs is another reliable one. And Sarah Raven's stuff generally is good quality 
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  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 4,419
    edited July 2018
    Another vote for Peter Nyssen, we got our tulip bulbs from them last year, and they put on a lovely display . I had a couple of questions and they got back to me by phone with the answers. A few weeks later l received a follow up call to check everything was ok. Not something that happens very often!
  • ButtercupdaysButtercupdays Posts: 2,580
    edited July 2018
    I've been using them for almost 40 years, since reading Christopher Lloyd's endorsement of them!
    Their perennials are good too.
  • NollieNollie Girona, Catalunya, Northen SpainPosts: 2,171
    I used Farmer Gracy for mine. They all got tulip fire apart from a few in a cooler bed -  I think that was down to my climate. The bulbs were of good size and looked healthy enough and the prices were competitive.
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