Triumph Tulip 'Apricot Beauty'


Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Tulipa (TOO-li-pa) (Info)
Cultivar: Apricot Beauty
Hybridized by Kimmenade
Registered or introduced: 1953
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Division 3 - Triumph


12-18 in. (30-45 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)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun


Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:


Bloom Time:

Mid Spring



Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:


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:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Little Rock, Arkansas

Garberville, California

Salem, Massachusetts

Belfield, North Dakota

Grand Forks, North Dakota

, Ontario

Meshoppen, Pennsylvania

Salt Lake City, Utah

Oakton, Virginia

Kirkland, Washington

Ranchester, Wyoming

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Apr 27, 2017, saya from Heerlen,
Netherlands (Zone 8b) wrote:

Received prestigious AGM (Award of Garden Merit) from Royal Horticultural Society.

Registrant/hybridizer: Van der Vlugt van Kimmenade.


On May 27, 2011, zenmom from Salem, MA wrote:

I planted these last fall (2010), and this spring got beautiful pale apricot-pink blooms. Looking at the photos, I wonder if there are two different bulbs out there with the same name--mine looked like the paler, pinker pictures. Stems were taller on mine than on any in the photos, but they were in a semi-shade location. Note: I got mine from the Netherland Bulb Co via a local garden center.


On Jan 17, 2010, BloomingNewYork from New York, NY (Zone 7a) wrote:

My experience with this plant was quite satisfying except their color. Last spring when I first tried them I purchased a bag of 12 bulbs from the Home Depot and when they came up in the spring they were red and only about 15 inches tall. Also they flowered in early May when I planned for an earlier bloom for a design. I guess I might change this to a Positive if the new bulbs this year pull through.


On Jun 24, 2007, dicentra63 from West Valley City, UT (Zone 6b) wrote:

My apricot beauties looked good their first spring, but they've been struggling ever since. Some have stopped coming up, and they living ones are a big scraggly.

I might have some petroleum in the soil where they were planted, so that could explain it.


On Apr 9, 2006, sdagutis from Oakton, VA (Zone 7a) wrote:

In my area -- Northern Virginia -- this tulip blooms in mid-spring. Deer love tulips. I've managed to keep the deer away spraying with Liquid Fence.