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PlantFiles: Triumph Tulip
Tulipa 'Alex Maresyev'

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Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Tulipa (TOO-li-pa) (Info)
Cultivar: Alex Maresyev

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Division:
Division 3 - Triumph

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness:
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
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Red
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Herbaceous
Smooth-Textured

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Flowers are good for cutting
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
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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

Profile:

No positives
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No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral saya On May 22, 2007, saya from Heerlen
Netherlands (Zone 8b) wrote:

Height: 50 - 60 cm. Medium red, edged white.
Named after Aleksey Maresyev-- the WWII pilot. In 1942 the Germans shot down his plane and he ended up alone in the woods behind the enemy lines. Maresyev hurt his legs and couldn't walk, so he had to crawl back to the friendly side through the frozen forest for 18 days. His legs were severely wounded and frostbitten-- they had to be amputated below the knees. Aleksey Maresyev was one of those people who really loved flying, and he couldn't picture his life without the freedom and thrills that being in control of an airplane gives. Being a pilot was Aleksey's dream since the early childhood. The commission that evaluated him on his ability to participate in the war, judged him as unable-- which would mean no more flying. Aleksey wasn't going to give up that easily; he danced on his artificial legs in front of the commission to show them that he could do anything that other people could. But after he stopped dancing, Maresyev exited the room and lost his consciousness from the horrible pain. His courage and progress moved the judges; he was back in the air force, and had flown through the entire war and for many years after that.



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