It’s not too late to plant tulips, so grab a Black Friday deal on bulbs while you can

Snap up some tulip deals this Black Friday – there's still time to plant them for a springtime show

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As autumn comes to a close, tulip deals begin to crop up in garden centres and online. So, if you're looking to prep your plot for a colourful post-winter show – without splashing the cash – now's the perfect time to shop.

One of the reasons why they're so cheap towards the end of the season is that the window for planting bulbs is nearly over. But, if you act fast, there's still time to get them in the ground, or into containers, as long as winter frosts haven't set in. In fact, planting as late as possible is a good way to prevent the common disease tulip fire.

We've scoured the web for top savings on beautiful tulips that will give any garden a boost once warmer weather arrives.

Where to shop Black Friday tulip deals

Planting tulip bulbs is an easy way to up the glamour of your springtime garden. Grab a deal from these retailers below:

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Try adding tulips to a bulb lasagne for a longer-lasting display

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Our favourite tulip deals

We love these tulip varieties for stunning spring colour, and right now, they're all on sale.

'Foxtrot' | Was £13.90 (opens in new tab)

'Foxtrot' | Was £13.90 Now £10.90 for 15 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Early-flowering 'Foxtrot' is a pretty double variety with relatively short stems and a pink hue that deepens over time. It's a winner of the RHS Award of Garden Merit, and looks especially elegant alongside other soft pastels.

'Parrot Mixed' | Was £10.99 (opens in new tab)

'Parrot Mixed' | Was £10.99 Now £6.69 for 16 at Dobies (opens in new tab)
This mix of ruffled parrot tulips in myriad colours will brighten any garden. With their tall, sturdy stems (they reach heights of 50cm), they also make lovely cut flowers, with a good vase life.

‘Candy Prince’ | Was £20.97 (opens in new tab)

‘Candy Prince’ | Was £20.97 Now £13.98 for 20 plus 10 free bulbs at Crocus (opens in new tab)
These single early tulip bulbs with their classic shape, soft lilac hue and silvery-green foliage will give any display a romantic touch. With their slightly shorter stems of 35cm, they are a great pick for spring containers (opens in new tab) or at the front of a border.

'Yellow Flight' | Was £10.99 (opens in new tab)

'Yellow Flight' | Was £10.99 Now £8.99 for 16 at Dobies (opens in new tab)
Celebrate spring with this cheery yellow tulip. With its cup-shaped blooms, it's one to be admired, and looks just as fantastic indoors in a vase as it does outside in a colourful border or pot.

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'Carnaval de Rio' | Was £20.97 Now £13.98 for 20 plus 10 free bulbs at Crocus (opens in new tab)
These two-tone red and cream blooms are bound to turn heads. Mix with plain red and white varieties for a bold theme. Another great flower for cutting.

Brownie' | Was £11.99 (opens in new tab)

'Brownie' | Was £11.99 Now £9.99 for 10 at Suttons (opens in new tab)
Double tulips look similar to peonies and these short-stemmed varieties have a beautiful bronze colour. Pair with bright white tulips for a striking contrast, or mix with rich, jewel-like purples and reds for a decadent feel.

'Queen of the Night' | Was £8.99 (opens in new tab)

'Queen of the Night' | Was £8.99 Now £6.99 for 8 at Dobies (opens in new tab)
If you love the intrigue of almost-black flowers (opens in new tab), this dark tulip is a must-have. Late flowering with deep purple blooms, it will keep the interest going in your garden as other spring flowers fade. A favourite of many.

Holly Crossley
Senior Content Editor

The garden was always a big part of Holly's life growing up, as was the surrounding New Forest where she lived. Her appreciation for the great outdoors has only grown since then. She's been an allotment keeper, a professional gardener, and a botanical illustrator – plants are her passion.