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Tulips: Tulipa 'Happy Family'

Botanical name: Tulipa 'Happy Family'

Common name: triumph tulip

also known as (multiflowered tulip)

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Austin, Tx

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Soil: damp, acidic, sand
Zones: 3a thru 8b


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'Happy Family' is a recent introduction and sure to be highly prized by all who love pink tulips. This one boasts multiple blooms of rose-pink with petal edges a little lighter for a glowing effect. A triumph tulip blooming midseason. Although multiflowered tulips are not a distinct class of tulips, they deserve special recognition. Each of these varieties produces a bouquet of at least four to six full-sized flowers per stem creating a spectacular garden display that lasts for several weeks. Blooms mid spring, but excellent for forcing indoors in the winter. Plant in fertile, well-drained, neutral to acidic soil. Excellent for beds and borders or planted in front of taller mid-season Darwin hybrid tulips. Triumph tulips are used very often for forcing. The largest group of tulips available; very showy but generally not as perennial. Spent flowers should be removed so that the energy goes into revitalizing bulbs & offshoots instead of seeds. As with other bulbous plants, the leaves should not be cut back until they begin to yellow. This permits bulbs to recharge before going summer-dormant, so that they will thrive in the garden for many years. -- edited by dtd pbcouchman


Triumph tulips are a recognized class of tulips first given their position in the Classified Tulip List of 1935. They are chiefly the result of hybridization between single early tulips and late flowering varieties. As a result, the flowers are substantial on a medium length stem and bloom mid-season.

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