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Lily Flowering Tulip 'White Triumphator'


Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Tulipa (TOO-li-pa) (Info)
Cultivar: White Triumphator
Hybridized by Van Tubergen
Registered or introduced: 1942
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Division 6 - Lily-Flowered


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


3-6 in. (7-15 cm)


USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun


Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer




Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Foliage Color:


Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Washington, Illinois

Uxbridge, Massachusetts

Tamworth, New Hampshire

Gardeners' Notes:


On May 16, 2011, kizilod from Uxbridge, MA wrote:

2011 review: At first, the flowers are a pale, creamy yellow with a chartreuse streak in the center of each petal. Over the course of many days, they become pure white.

2013 review: I had read that these tulips would come back year after year and multiply, but mine petered out after a few years. This spring I only had one bloom. I have had much better results with another lily flowering tulip 'Maytime', which is a deep pink color. If you are looking for a creamy white flower that blooms at the same time, and is the same height as 'White Triumphator', try Narcissus 'Thalia'. I've been growing 'Thalia' for about ten years, and it continues to thrive in my garden.


On May 28, 2008, Gabrielle from (Zone 5a) wrote:

Blooms late April to mid May in my garden. An interesting flower.