Triumph Tulip Bulbs Ben van Zanten

 
Red Triumph Tulip Bulbs Ben van Zanten, Tulipa, Triumph Tulips

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Ben van Zanten is the famous red tulip that is a standout in any garden. Its vibrant red blooms shine like a jewel in mid spring.

Zones 2 - 8
Advantages
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow
Cut Flowers
Cut Flowers
Containers
Containers
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size 18-20" tall
Bulb Spacing9 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom Time Mid spring
Size Bag of 10 - Bulb Size: 12/+ cm
SKU 13TUL10

Plant Information

Ordinary tulips simply do not have the glamour and sheen of this long-time favorite. Ben van Zanten is justly famous for its rich red color and mostly, its unique shine. The petals are literally luminescent, creating a shimmering effect almost no other flower can match. No spring garden should be without this beauty.
SKU 13TUL10
Common Name Triumph Tulips
Botanical Name Tulipa
Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Ships As Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Red
Mature Height 18-20" tall
Bulb Size 12/+ cm
Bulb Spacing 9 bulbs per sq. ft.
Planting Depth Plant 5" deep
Bloom Time Mid spring
Planting Time Fall
Soil Type Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Advantages Easy to Grow, Cut Flowers, Containers
Poisonous or Toxic to Animals Yes - Bulbs, blooms, leaves, and stems all contain toxic compounds, which are most concentrated in the bulb.
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Planting & Care

Daffodil Bulbs Comparison

What is a "Quality Bulb," and Why Does Bulb Quality Matter?

Flower bulbs come in a wide variety of sizes. It is important to get the largest, best quality bulbs you can find. Larger bulbs help to ensure success, producing larger and stronger plants with more flowers.

Several flower bulbs are part of the onion family, and because of this I like to use Onions as a representation of how important bulb size is. Which of the onions on your shelf go bad first? The smallest ones! Larger onions are more resilient, taking longer to dry out/rot and can withstand swings in temperature better. Flower bulbs are the same. Larger bulbs will withstand disease, draught, large amounts of moisture, and colder temperatures significantly better than the smaller ones.

Here at American Meadows we are committed to providing you with the highest quality bulbs. This means we do everything we can to source the largest bulbs possible. Below is a comparison of bulbs purchased from three different retail stores:

Each of the glass tubes contains 20 Dutch Master Daffodils. Starting from the left, the first tube is what is sold here at American Meadows, the middle tube was purchased at a local “Home Supply” box store, and the third is another online retailer. The difference is easily noticeable.

The next picture is the same comparison, but with Tulip Bulbs:

Again, our bulbs are quite a bit larger than other retailers.

Other things to be aware of when it comes to bulb quality is making sure they are firm and without signs of external damage or cracking. Do your best to avoid bulbs that are already growing and have shoots or freshly grown roots. This is difficult when purchasing online, but if you are ordering through a reputable company, they should be checking for these things regularly.

Next time you are looking to buy bulbs, think about how much time you put into planning and planting your garden and then anxiously waiting for your flowers to grow and bloom. Don’t be disappointed after all that effort by planting sub-par bulbs. Buy the largest, firmest, disease free bulbs you can afford, and you will have the best possible results.

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As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Fall bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial orders may arrive separately from bulbs and seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

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4.5

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3.0

Nice addition to garden

By 

from Staten Island, NY

About Me Avid Gardener

Pros

  • Long Bloom Time
  • Low Maintenance
  • Vivid Colors

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Border Control
    • Cut Flowers

    Comments about American Meadows Triumph Tulip Bulbs Ben van Zanten:

    Beautiful color, a little short for my taste.

     
    5.0

    Perfect

    By 

    from Chicago, IL

    About Me Casual Hobbyist

    Pros

    • Large Bulb Size
    • Reliable Growth
    • Vivid Colors

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Border Control
      • Large Areas

      Comments about American Meadows Triumph Tulip Bulbs Ben van Zanten:

      I mixed these with your white tulips and they are vibrant.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Wondeful addition to any spring garden

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      from San Antonio, TX

      About Me Getting Started

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Accurate Instructions
      • Attractive
      • Hardy
      • Healthy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Garden
        • Outdoors
        • Patio

        Comments about American Meadows Triumph Tulip Bulbs Ben van Zanten:

        I bought a variety of tulips this year and this was the first to bloom. The flowers are a very rich and bright red, and were some of the prettiest in the garden. They also looked good as cut flowers in a vase on the dinner table. I planted them in a big container with other tulips and these were the strongest growers. I also used the bulb fertilizer sold here and I think that helped the growing process. I would recommend this flower to anyone!

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        from Farmington, NM

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Accurate Instructions
        • Hardy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Outdoors

          Comments about American Meadows Triumph Tulip Bulbs Ben van Zanten:

          Planted the bulbs in late January (in the high desert -- it was pretty cold but the sandy ground wasn't frozen). They're already popping up in late March.

          Service and delivery comments:

          No problems with the delivery. Prompt and as scheduled.

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          USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

          To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

          • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
          • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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