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Triumph Tulip Bulbs Shirley

Shirley is a unique Tulip with white flowers and distinctive purple blushing throughout each petal. The pattern of white and purple varies from petal to petal making no 2 flowers the same.

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Details:

Height: 18-20" tall
Bulb Spacing: 9 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom Time: Mid spring
Zones: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Shipping: Shipping begins in September based on ground temperatures, coldest zones first.

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Details
SKU 20TUL10
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 Pink
Estimated 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 Season Fall
Will Tolerate Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Amount of Rain N/A
Suggested Uses Containers, Cut Flowers, Easy to Grow
Special Groups N/A
Native N/A
Ships to Canada No
Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
  • Large Cupped Daffodil Bulbs Mixed Pink

    Large Cupped Daffodil Bulbs Mixed Pink

  • Releasable Bulb Planter

    Releasable Bulb Planter

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    Lily Flowered Tulip Bulbs Elegant Lady

Description
This one is unique. Shirley is one of the most delicately colored tulips of them all. It's icy white, with sort of a mist of lavender sprinkled over the petals, and then finished with a fine matching edge. Imagine this one planted near a strong purple or pink, and imagine the arrangements it can create! Be sure to invite 'Shirley' into your garden for next spring.

'Shirley' takes the prize. The Netherlands Flower Bulb Centre keeps careful records, and they tell us that of the thousands of Triumph hybrids grown today, Shirley is No. 1. She's right up there with Red Emperor, Angelique, Queen of Night, and the Darwin Hybrids, all world favorites.

Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
  • Large Cupped Daffodil Bulbs Mixed Pink

    Large Cupped Daffodil Bulbs Mixed Pink

  • Releasable Bulb Planter

    Releasable Bulb Planter

  • Lily Flowered Tulip Bulbs Elegant Lady

    Lily Flowered Tulip Bulbs Elegant Lady

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5.0

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    5.0

    slow start but tremendous finish

    By Tess

    from Wisconsin

    About Me Casual Hobbyist

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Low Maintenance

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Cut Flowers
      • Raised Beds

      Comments about American Meadows Triumph Tulip Bulbs Shirley - Bag of 10:

      I planted these with Endless Spring (purple), Lavender Magic, Fringed Mascotte, and some white tulips from my mother's garden & was actually quite worried when they first started opening. They bloomed yellow for a day or two, then ended up just like the description; white flowers and distinctive purple blushing throughout each petal. Not all 10 bulbs bloomed (maybe 7 or 8 showed their faces this year) but I am still quite happy with the way they turned out.

       
      5.0

      Gorgeous tulips

      By Swingdancer

      from Prescott Valley, AZ

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Accurate Instructions
      • Attractive
      • Hardy
      • Healthy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Garden
        • Indoors
        • Outdoors

        Comments about American Meadows Triumph Tulip Bulbs Shirley - Bag of 10:

        These are really pretty tulips, they look lovely in the garden.

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        5.0

        Gorgeous

        By Sharon the first-time home owner

        from Warrenton, VA

        About Me Getting Started

        Pros

        • Accurate Instructions
        • Attractive
        • Healthy
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Garden
          • Outdoors

          Comments about American Meadows Triumph Tulip Bulbs Shirley - Bag of 10:

          These tulips are gorgeous. When they first opened, I wasn't sure I'd made the right choice in combining them with the Dreaming Maid I ordered at the same time, but was I ever wrong. They were a pale greenish-yellow when first opened, but they quickly faded to yellowish-white tinged with lavender and have continued to darken to a light lavender with a darker lavender border. They look great with the Dreaming Maid!

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          5.0

          Beautiful and long-lasting

          By Duckmom

          from Middleton, WI

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          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Hardy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Garden

            Comments about American Meadows Triumph Tulip Bulbs Shirley - Bag of 10:

            Mine haven't yet bloomed but are about too (last week of April in Wisconsin). All bulbs came up and have buds. I purchased this bulb previously and the blooms were nice sized, surprisingly long-lasting, and changed colors beautifully as they aged. When the previous bulbs were lost due to tree removal, I was quick to purchase the same again because of their performance.

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            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.

            Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
            • Large Cupped Daffodil Bulbs Mixed Pink

              Large Cupped Daffodil Bulbs Mixed Pink

            • Releasable Bulb Planter

              Releasable Bulb Planter

            • Lily Flowered Tulip Bulbs Elegant Lady

              Lily Flowered Tulip Bulbs Elegant Lady

            Shipping

            Shipping begins in September based on ground temperatures, coldest zones first.

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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) 270-5187 or Contact Us by email.

            Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
            • Large Cupped Daffodil Bulbs Mixed Pink

              Large Cupped Daffodil Bulbs Mixed Pink

            • Releasable Bulb Planter

              Releasable Bulb Planter

            • Lily Flowered Tulip Bulbs Elegant Lady

              Lily Flowered Tulip Bulbs Elegant Lady

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