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PlantFiles: Triumph Tulip
Tulipa 'Happy Family'

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

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Division 3 - Triumph


6-9 in. (15-22 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
Sun to Partial Shade

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
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

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1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive cedar18 On Mar 24, 2009, cedar18 from Lula, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Planted 10 in Fall of 2007. They were beautiful in 2008 and I was surprised to find that all 10 came back this year and are blooming. Tulips do not come back reliably here. Of my other cultivars, only a T. kaufmannia did as well.

Neutral saya On Aug 6, 2008, saya from Heerlen
Netherlands (Zone 8b) wrote:

Tulipa 'Happy Family' is a pink multiflowering tulip with one large flower (the 'daddy'), one medium sized flower (the 'mom') and several small flowers (the children); voila a whole family on one stem!


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

Lula, Georgia
Greenville, North Carolina

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