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Tulip, truimph hybrids

Tulipa

A result of crossing early and late single tulips, Triumph tulip varieties come in almost every imaginable color and make up the largest grouping of tulip types. As a group, they flower in early midseason and grow between 10-20 inches tall.

Triumph tulips make good cut flowers and work well for forcing into bloom indoors. They retain the classic cuplike shape of their single tulip parents.

Pictured above: Passionale tulip

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how to grow Tulip, truimph hybrids


top varieties for Tulip, truimph hybrids
Tulip, Darwin hybrids

Among the tallest of all tulips, Darwin Hybrids offer big, showy flowers that stand out in spring gardens. Blooms can reach 6 inches in diameter when fully open! They bloom in almost every color, including bicolors with striping, speckling, and edging. Their long stems make them great cut flowers, but that also means they need to be protected from wind so strong breezes don't snap the flowers off the stems.Pictured above: Ad Rem tulip

Tulip, single early hybrids

Single early tulips are available in nearly every color of the rainbow, including white, red, orange, yellow, and purple. Pastel colors of pink, peach, apricot, and cream are also available. Generally, the flowers are borne on short, strong stems, which means they can tolerate wind and rain better than some types of tulips. Those with the shortest stems may not work well as cut flowers, but those in the taller range make fine bouquets. Some varieties are fragrant, too.Use single early tulips in flowerbeds, borders, container gardens, rock gardens, or for indoor forcing. Because they bloom early, they generally need less chilling to force them into bloom than later-blooming types.Shown above: Purple Prince tulip

Tulip, double hybrids

Double-flowered tulips stand out because their blooms are packed with petals. Some have so many petals that they are referred to as peony-flowered tulips for their resemblance to those flowers. Bloom time depends on type; some bloom in early spring and others bloom late. Regardless of when they show off their flowers, the blossoms last a long time because the flowers have so much substance.Double tulips' large, heavy blooms can be a drawback: Rains and strong winds easily damage the flowers, so plant them in a protected location. Or grow double tulips in containers that you can easily protect during storms. Staking the 10- to 16-inch-tall stems may also be necessary.Pictured above: Uncle Tom tulip

Tulip, viridiflora hybrids

Viridiflora tulips all have green streaks on their petals. In fact, the name comes from the Latin words for green and flower. However, green is far from the only color on their blooms. They are available in shades of yellow, white, pink, red, orange, purple, or dual tones.Flowering time of viridiflora tulips is variable, but most are late-season bloomers, and the flowers are long-lasting. Stem heights range from 16 to 24 inches tall.Pictured above: Flaming Springgreen tulip

Tulip, waterlily hybrids

Waterlily tulips are early-spring bloomers that get their common name from their resemblance to the blooms of waterlilies when their flowers are fully open. Also listed as Kaufmanniana tulips, the stems are quite short and sturdy, reaching only 4-10 inches tall. This characteristic makes them ideal for exposed sites or container gardens.The foliage of waterlily tulips is either blue-green or mottled with deep maroon or brownish stripes. Plants perennialize well.Shown above: Heart's Delight tulip

Tulip, single late hybrids

Single late tulips are also sometimes called May flowering tulips because in most regions they bloom in May after all other types of tulips have finished. These tall tulips grow up to 30 inches tall, making them excellent as cut flowers. They come in a wide range of colors, including red, yellow, orange, pink, purple, black, and white as well as bicolors and blends.Pictured above: Dreamland tulip

Tulip, parrot hybrids

Parrot tulips are flamboyant with their curly, twisted, and fringed petals that resemble the colorful feathers of the tropical bird of the same name. However, their beak-shape buds are what earned them their moniker. Nearly all varieties of parrot tulip are vibrantly colored, and many are two-toned.Parrot tulips bloom mid- to late season on stems ranging from 12 to 28 inches tall. Their huge blooms do not stand up well in windstorms or rain, so plant them in a sheltered location.Pictured above: Flaming Parrot

Tulip, lily-flowering hybrids

Lily-flowered tulips are named for the shape of their blooms, which resemble old species tulips from Turkey. Their long, pointed petals arch outward and, when fully open, look like a six-point star. They come in a wide array of colors including purple, pink, white, orange, red, yellow, peach, and combinations of these shades. Most varieties bloom late in the spring season.Stems of lily-flowered tulips grow 1-2 feet tall. They are not as sturdy as some other tulip types, so plant them in a location protected from strong winds.Pictured above: Ballade tulip

Tulip, greigii hybrids

Greigii tulips are also known as Greig's tulips and Turkestan tulips, a reference to the geographic origin of the species from which these hybrids derive. They are shorter than most tulips, averaging about 10 inches tall. Flowers appear in midspring. Most varieties are bright shades of red, yellow, pink, white, or bicolor combinations of these hues. The foliage tends to be mottled in purple, creating additional texture in the garden.Because greigii tulips are short, they're perfect for the front of the border, rock gardens, or container plantings. They naturalize well.Pictured above: Rob Verlinden tulip

Tulip, fringed hybrids

Fringed tulips got their name from the distinct frayed edge on their petals. This fringe may be the same color as the rest of the petal or it may contrast. The fringe makes the flowers appear full of substance.The frayed edging comes from mutations in tulips of various categories, so the blooming time and heights vary. Most bloom in mid to late season and can reach 30 inches tall. Flower colors come in the same range as other tulips -- red, orange, yellow, pink, purple, and black.Pictured above: Hamilton tulip

Tulip, fosteriana hybrids

Fosteriana tulips bloom early in the spring with large cup-shape flowers. The large bloom size has earned them the alternate name of Emperor tulips. The flowers may be red, orange, yellow, pink, or white, and some varieties are fragrant. Foliage may be glossy green or gray-green. Some are mottled or striped with maroon.Use Fosteriana tulips in mass plantings, beds and borders, or containers. They naturalize well.Pictured above: Orange Emporer tulip

Tulip, species

If you want long-lived tulips, pick the species types. These include wild varieties and selections developed from those species. Most are smaller in stature and bloom size than hybrid tulips. Because they are variants of wildflowers, species tulips are usually long-lived, hardy, and withstand stormy spring weather conditions. Many multiply and spread from year to year.Species tulips are especially suited for growing in rock gardens or tucked into beds and borders. Many open only in sunny conditions, keeping their blooms closed on cloudy days or in the evening.Pictured above: Batalinii tulip Red Hunter


more varieties for Tulip, truimph hybrids
Annie Schilder tulip

Annie Schilder tulip

(Tulipa 'Annie Schilder') bears orange flowers flushed with rose on the outside and a scarlet-orange interior. It's a midspring bloomer that's quite fragrant and grows 20 inches tall.

Calgary tulip

Calgary tulip

(Tulipa 'Calgary') is snowy-white. Its fragrant blooms practically nestle in the blue-green foliage on stems only to 10 inches tall. It is a midspring bloomer. Zones 3-8

Carnaval de Rio tulip

Carnaval de Rio tulip

(Tulipa 'Carnaval de Rio') bears flashy red-and-white-streaked blooms. This midseason bloomer grows to 18 inches tall. Zones 3-8

Couleur Cardinal tulip

Couleur Cardinal tulip

(Tulipa 'Couleur Cardinal') is an heirloom from 1845 with rich red flowers that have a dark purple base. It's quite fragrant and long lasting. The plant grows 14 inches tall and blooms in early to midspring.

Cracker tulip

Cracker tulip

(Tulipa 'Cracker') petals are purple, pink, and lilac blended with gentle brushstrokes, creating a dreamy effect. The blooms make an outstanding companion for purple-foliage heucheras. 'Cracker' blooms in midspring on stems to 18 inches tall. Zones 3-8

Gavota tulip

Gavota tulip

(Tulipa 'Gavota') is a two-tone, midspring-blooming tulip with stems to 18 inches tall. A gold edge and interior dance around the burgundy petals. The color combo looks particularly good with terra-cotta containers. Zones 3-8

Ice Follies tulip

Ice Follies tulip

(Tulipa 'Ice Follies') has white petals emblazoned with flames of red rising from the base of the petals. Its 20-inch-tall stems make it good for cutting. It blooms in midspring. Zones 3-8

Ile de France tulip

Ile de France tulip

(Tulipa 'Ile de France') offers intensely red blooms on stems to 20 inches tall. This variety makes an excellent cut flower. It is a midseason bloomer. Zones 3-8

Indian Summer tulip

Indian Summer tulip

(Tulipa 'Indian Summer') is reminiscent of an autumn sunset with its blend of yellow, rose, mauve, coral, apricot, and bronze shades. The lighter colors appear at the edge of the petals, deepening to the darker hues at the base. Flowers are borne on purplish stems that reach 12-14 inches tall. Zones 3-8

Inzell tulip

Inzell tulip

(Tulipa 'Inzell') blooms in midseason on stems up to 16 inches tall. Its creamy-white blooms might be faintly streaked with purple, making 'Inzell' a perfect companion for grape hyacinths. Zones 3-8

Jan Reus tulip

Jan Reus tulip

(Tulipa 'Jan Reus') is a deep burgundy-red tulip with a satiny-red blush. The insides of the petals have black centers with a gold stripe separating the black from the red. It is a midseason bloomer on stems to 16 inches tall. The purplish-red color of the blooms carries through on the stems, too. Zones 3-8

Negrita tulip

Negrita tulip

(Tulipa 'Negrita') is a deep purple bloomer with shades of blue, fading to a light bluish-gray base. It blends well with other purple tulips such as 'Purple Flag', 'Ronaldo', and 'Passionale'. Flowers are borne on stems to 18 inches tall. Zones 3-8

Passionale tulip

Passionale tulip

(Tulipa 'Passionale') is relatively tall at 20 inches. The long stems make it an excellent cut flower. It's also good for forcing. 'Passionale' has orchid-purple blooms with lavender-lilac petal edges. Slight inward curling of the petals gives the blooms excellent substance. Zones 3-8

Prinses Irene tulip

Prinses Irene tulip

(Tulipa 'Prinses Irene') bears satiny, bright orange flowers that flicker with purple flames. This colorful tulip grows 2 feet tall. Zones 3-8

Purple Flag tulip

Purple Flag tulip

(Tulipa 'Purple Flag') bears violet-fuchsia flowers with lighter purple edging. Blue-green foliage and bluish-purple stems complement the blossoms. It blooms in mid-spring on stems to 20 inches tall. Zones 3-8

Ronaldo tulip

Ronaldo tulip

(Tulipa 'Ronaldo') can be described as plum with black shading or smoky maroon-purple with bluish-gray veining. The effect is a dusky, moody bloom that contrasts beautifully with yellow, gold, or white tulips. 'Ronaldo' blooms a bit later than most Triumph tulips. Stems are 18 inches long. Zones 3-8

Shirley tulip

Shirley tulip

(Tulipa 'Shirley') is a variable variety of Triumph tulip. Blooms begin creamy yellow with a tinge of purple edging. As the flower ages, it fades to creamy white and develops more intense purple spots and edging. This midspring bloomer grows 18 inches tall. Zones 3-8

Strong Gold tulip

Strong Gold tulip

(Tulipa 'Strong Gold') describes the vivid color and strong growth habit of this variety. Buttery-yellow petals are blushed with a hint of purple at their bases. The darker color carries through to the stems. 'Strong Gold' grows 17 inches tall and has excellent disease resistance. Zones 3-8

Zurel tulip

Zurel tulip

(Tulipa 'Zurel') bears large, alabaster-white flowers that are flamed in dark purple. It grows 20 inches tall. Zones 3-7

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