Triumph Tulip
Tulipa 'Shirley'

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

Division 3 - Triumph

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 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)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

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

Regional

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

Durham, Maine

Las Cruces, New Mexico

Dayton, Ohio

Painesville, Ohio

Clarksville, Tennessee

Williamsburg, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Mar 28, 2015, eolivas103 from Las Cruces, NM (Zone 8a) wrote:

This was a returnee for me again this year. The heat here seems to discourage most types of tulips from returning but this is a re-show. It is a very beautiful tulip so I am very glad to see it back.

Positive

On Apr 12, 2008, merrystar from Williamsburg, VA wrote:

A lovely tulip, which blends well with a variety of purples. For me the blooms start out creamy light yellow before turning white and gaining the purple streaks.