Tulip Curly Sue
Tulip Curly Sue
Tulip Curly Sue
Tulip Curly Sue
Tulip Curly Sue
Tulip Curly Sue
Tulip Curly Sue
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Tulip 'Curly Sue'

Flamboyant, rich purple flowers.
  • Incredibly rich purple flowers with deeper purple fringes around the edges of each petal.
  • Broad greyish-green leaves set the stunning flowers off to perfection.
  • Use them to fill patio planters and borders to ravishing effect, especially when planted with orange varieties.
  • Long lasting blooms for extravagant display, indoors and out.
  • Supplied as 12 bulbs, size 10/11, ready to plant in autumn, growing to a height of 45 cm (18 in) and width of 15 cm (6 in).

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Of the fifteen groups of tulips, the fringed group is without doubt one of the most extravagant. Officially called Group 7, they are relatively new but have quickly become popular because of their highly ornamental appearance.

‘Curly Sue’ is an outstanding example with its wonderfully rich purple flowers that have a deep aubergine fringe around the edge of each petal. The flowers are set off to perfection by broad, sword shaped greyish-green leaves. Very showy and flamboyant, and utterly irresistible!

Planted in groups, ‘Curly Sue’ makes an extravagant display, and you’ll definitely want to collect more fringed tulips after enjoying this one. Try mixing it up with bright orange varieties for a vibrant spring display. They will happily grow in patio pots and planters as well as in borders in sunshine or partial shade, and like all tulips, they’re wonderful cut flowers – those fringes will be a real talking point.

Tulips are very easy to grow and care for and can be left in the ground after flowering as long as it’s well drained, so you’ll get another wonderful display the following, or they can be dug up and stored over winter before replanting the following spring.

Supplied as 12 bulbs, size 10/11, ready to plant in autumn, growing to a height of 45 cm (18 in) and width of 15 cm (6 in).

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Supplied as 12 bulbs, size 10/11.

Harmful if eaten/may cause skin allergy.

Plant Care Information

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

  • Add mycorrhizal fungi to the roots before planting to encourage faster and more reliable establishment.

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

  • 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.

Planting/Flowering Calendar

Planting Time
Flowering Time
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Fully Grown Plant Dimensions (approx)

Plant Dimensions
45 cm
15 cm
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