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Tulip Triump Shirley   

Position: full sun
Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
Rate of growth: average
Flowering period: mid – May
Flower colour: ivory white with deep purple margins
Other features: excellent cut-flowers
Hardiness: fully hardy
Bulb size: 12/14

Beautiful single, cup-shaped ivory-white blooms with narrow purple margins. The flowers appear in late spring and look great planted in bold drifts for an eye-catching display. Ideal for a sunny, sheltered, well-drained border the vibrant blooms make excellent and long-lasting cut flowers. Shown here photographed with Tulip Queen of Night

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.

Eventual Height: 0.55m
Eventual Spread: 0.1m

This planting is in the The Onion Box garden .

Purchased from Wilkinsons

Latest Milestone Blooming

Quantity: 10

Plant Tulip Tulipa 1471
Variety Shirley 14


Linked Plantings & Stash Items

Name Garden Gardener Location Planted Archived


  • 14 Apr 2012

    Blooming day 197

    Starts off a buttery yellow before changing this pretty white, burgundy rimmed

    April Blooms
  • 22 Feb 2012

    Sprouting day 145

    X 3. Not sure if it is these sprouting but seems the most likely suspect

  • 30 Sep 2011

    Sown day 0


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