Tulip 'Shirley' is a ravishing color-changing tulip featuring ivory white petals, tenderly edged in purple as it opens, slowly turning almost entirely into light lilac lace. Irresistible! Blooming in mid-late spring, this acclaimed member of the Triumph Tulips group enjoys a sturdy stem that will withstand wind and rain!
- Growing up to 18-20 inches tall (45-50 cm), this tulip creates dazzling harmonies with other flowering bulbs.
- Performs best in full sun in rich, fertile, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Prefers areas with cool winters and warm, dry summers.
- Easy to grow, this tulip is a welcomed addition to beds, borders, containers or for forcing. For best visual impact, plant in groups (at least 10 to 15 bulbs) or mixed with any other flowering bulbs. Excellent as cut flowers!
- To be planted in fall.
- Eating may cause severe discomfort and may cause a skin allergy.
A symbol of spring, tulips are the most popular spring bulbs and most gardeners reserve them a spot in the garden or in containers. Grown for their attractive, vibrantly colored flowers, there are currently over 3,000 registered varieties, which are divided into fifteen groups, mostly based on the flower type, size and blooming period of the tulip.
Triumph Tulips are by far the largest group of tulips, including many different cultivars. Growing only 10-16 inches tall (25-45 cm) on sturdy stems, they withstand April's showers and offer a vibrant display of colors in the garden in mid to late spring. Flowers are single and cup-shaped and bloom in an endless assortment of colors. Triumph tulips are among the best tulips for forcing.