Triumph tulip

Tulipa 'Couleur Cardinal'

Triumph tulip - Tulipa  'Couleur Cardinal'

Common Name: Triumph tulip
Genus: Tulipa
Cultivar: 'Couleur Cardinal'

Category: Bulbs, Corms, Tubers & Rhizomatous Plants
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Makes good cut flowers

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.35 m (35 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.10 m (10 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Purple, Red
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: April

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained



Deep scarlet flowers with plum shades on the outside emerge on this single early tulip in late spring. The colour is rich and warm so it combines well with pink and apricot tones. This tulip was first introduced in 1845 and it is still a very popular variety.

  • Garden care: In September to December plant bulbs 15-20cm deep and 10-15cm apart in fertile well-drained soil. Alternatively allow 7-9 bulbs per 30cm sq. After flowering dead-head and apply a balanced liquid fertiliser each week for the first month. Once the foliage has died down naturally lift the bulbs and store in a cool greenhouse.


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