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Triumph Tulip Bulbs Paul Scherer

Drama, drama, drama! Stunning, purple-black blooms make a bold statement in the mid spring garden. Like most Triumph Tulips, Paul Scherer has strong, sturdy stems and looks fabulous cut for spring bouquets.
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Height: 16-18" tall
Bulb Spacing: 9 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom Time: Late 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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Almost Black Triumph Tulip Bulbs Paul Scherer, Tulipa, Triumph Tulips
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SKU 116TUL10
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 Almost Black
Mature Height 16-18" tall
Bulb Size 12/+ cm
Bulb Spacing 9 bulbs per sq. ft.
Planting Depth Plant 5" deep
Bloom Time Late spring
Planting Season 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 Canada No
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Imagine this almost-black beauty paired with a white Triumph variety! This Tulip is a must-have for any landscape and makes gorgeous cut flowers.

The Triumph Tulip is the most important and largest group of Tulips. They are known for their traditional Tulip shaped flower. Triumph Tulips have strong, sturdy stems, which makes them ideal in bad weather. They are excellent cut flowers as they have a long vase life.

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        Planted 10 and 8 came up. They are beautiful.

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        How-To Guides

        History of Daffodils and Tulips

        How to Plant Flower Bulbs

        Fall Bulb FAQs

        Encourage Your Tulips To Come Back

        About Planting Bulbs in Fall

        Improving Garden Soil

        Growing Plants in Containers

        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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        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.

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