Triumph tulip

Family: Liliaceae

Flowering period: mid-season

Average plant height: 25 – 40 cm

Spacing between bulbs: 5 – 10 cm

Type of bulb: bulb

Landscape uses: beds, borders, as cut flowers, and for forcing

Currently, these are by far the most important group of tulips. They were developed by crossing Single early tulips with Single late tulips. Characteristic of this group are sturdy stems and an exceptionally beautiful flower shape. Many, many cultivars in every possible colour are available.

Poor weather during their flowering period will have little effect on these tulips. Many Triumph tulips are suitable for forcing; they make outstanding cut flowers with a long vase life. All cultivars are also quite content in the garden.

Most significant cultivars

  • ‘Abra’*: mahogany-red, yellow edge
  • ‘Abu Hassan’: purple-brown, yellow edge
  • ‘Akela’: primrose yellow with rose-colored veined edge
  • ‘Anna Jose’: pink
  • ‘Arabian Mystery’: violet, white edge
  • ‘Arie Hoek’: claret-rose, edged in blood-red
  • ‘Atilla’: purple-violet
  • ‘Attila’s Record’: fuschia-red, edged in purple
  • ‘Barcelona’: fuschia-purple
  • ‘Baronesse’: magenta-rose with broad white edge
  • ‘Bastogne’: blood-red
  • ‘Ben van Zanten’: cherry red
  • ‘Bing Crosby’*: brilliant scarlet
  • ‘Blenda’*: carmine red, white base
  • ‘Blue Champion’: magnolia purple
  • ‘Blue Ribbon’: lilac-purple
  • ‘Brigitta’: yellow feathered flame on scarlet background
  • ‘Capri’: cardinal red 
  • ‘Caravelle’: ruby red
  • ‘Carola’: red
  • ‘Cassini’: blood-red
  • ‘Chieftain’: cardinal red
  • ‘Coquette’: creamy-white
  • ‘Cream Perfection’: yellow
  • ‘Debutante’: cherry and cardinal red
  • ‘Don Quichotte’: deep pink
  • ‘Dreaming Maid’: violet, white edge
  • ‘Early Glory’: fuschia-purple
  • ‘Flyer’: red
  • ‘Garden Party’: white and carmine red
  • ‘Golden Melody’*: bright yellow
  • ‘Guus Papendrecht’: ivory-yellow
  • ‘Henry Dunant’: red
  • ‘Hibernia’*: pure white
  • ‘High Noon’: pink and white
  • ‘Hollandia’: blood-red
  • ‘Inzel’*: ivory-white
  • ‘Jan Reus’: red
  • ‘Jimmy’: luminous orange
  • ‘Kees Nelis’* bright red, broad yellow edge
  • ‘Leda’: pink with yellow edge
  • ‘Leen van der Mark;: cardinal red
  • ‘Libretto’: cardinal red
  • ‘Los Angeles’: red, edged bright yellow
  • ‘Lucky Strike’: bright red, white edge
  • ‘Merry Widow’*: red, white edge
  • ‘Negrita’: deep blue-violet
  • ‘New Design’: yellow fading to pinkish white
  • ‘Orange Cassini’: red, flames pink
  • ‘Orange Monarch’*: orange and red
  • ‘Oscar’: red
  • ‘Page Polka’: red
  • ‘Passionale’: purple
  • ‘Paul Richter’*: bright red
  • ‘Pax’*: pure white
  • ‘Peer Gynt’: fuschia-red
  • ‘Peerless Pink’: tender pink
  • ‘Preludium’*: carmine pink, white base
  • ‘Prince Charles’*: purple-violet
  • ‘Princess Victoria’: red with white edge
  • ‘Prominence’*: deep red
  • ‘Purple Prince’: purple
  • ‘Recreado’: purple with violet-purple flame
  • ‘Red Present’: cardinal red
  • ‘Rosalie’: pink
  • ‘Rosario’: magenta-pink, white base
  • ‘Sevilla’: china rose
  • ‘Silentia’: ivory-white
  • ‘Silver Dollar’: yellow
  • ‘Sjakamaro’: purple
  • ‘Snowstar’*: pure white
  • ‘Sunlife’: pink with a narrow yellow margin
  • ‘Thule’*: yellow and red
  • ‘Varinas’: lilac-rose edged silvery white
  • ‘Washington’: red
  • ‘White Dream’: ivory-white
  • ‘Wibo’: yellow
  • ‘Winterberg’: yellow
  • ‘Wonderful’: lilac-rose
  • ‘Yellow Present’: yellow

*Cultivars recommended for forcing.  As is the case with most other tulip classes, these are also offered as mixed colours.