White Triumphator Tulip Tulipa 'White Triumphator' (6)

☠ Toxic to humans
🐾 Toxic to pets
🌸 Blooming
🍪 Not edible
‍🌱 Easy-care
tulip 'White Triumphator'


Tulipa 'White Triumphator', commonly known as the tulip, boasts an elegant and sophisticated look. This tulip variety displays a pristine white color that exudes a sense of purity and tranquility. Its flowers are characterized by their elongated, cup-shaped blooms, which gracefully extend upwards, tapering to a point. The petals are smooth and overlapping, forming a coherent and sleek silhouette. The outer petals can curve outward slightly, adding to the sense of delicate flare. The leaves of the tulip are equally striking, presenting a lush green color that contrasts sharply with the snowy blooms above. They are lance-shaped with a smooth and glossy finish, emanating from the base of the stem and providing a sturdy backdrop for the delicate flowers. As the plant matures, it produces a singular, sturdy stem that supports the flower head and accentuates its height without getting into specific measurements. The tulip's overall appearance is one of classic beauty, where the pure white blooms stand out with a simplistic yet captivating charm.

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Synonyms

      White Triumphator Tulip, Lily-Flowered Tulip

    • Common names

      Tulipa 'White Triumphator'

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      The plant commonly known as the tulip is generally considered to be of low toxicity to humans. However, all parts of the tulip contain allergenic lactones or similar alkaloids, which can cause mild to moderate symptoms if ingested. Eating parts of the tulip, such as the bulbs, may lead to symptoms like nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and dizziness. Contact with the sap can also cause skin irritation in sensitive individuals.

    • To pets

      The tulip is known to be toxic to pets, particularly cats and dogs. The most toxic part of the plant is the bulb. If a pet ingests part of a tulip, it could experience symptoms like gastrointestinal irritation, drooling, loss of appetite, depression of the central nervous system, convulsions, and cardiac abnormalities. It's important for pet owners to prevent their animals from chewing on or eating tulip plants.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color


    • Height

      2 feet 6 inches (75 centimeters)

    • Spread

      6 inches (15 centimeters)

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area

      Central Asia


  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Elegant Aesthetics: Its long stems and pure white flowers offer a sophisticated look to any garden or floral arrangement.
    • Spring Bloom: Blooms in the spring, providing an early splash of color after the winter months.
    • Easy to Grow: Known to be low-maintenance and easy to cultivate in a variety of soil types.
    • Attracts Pollinators: Bees and other beneficial insects are attracted to the flowers, helping to pollinate your garden.
    • Perennial Growth: As a perennial, it returns year after year, offering long-term beauty with minimal replanting.
    • Versatile Landscaping: Works well in borders, beds, and as a cut flower, adding versatility to its use in landscaping.

  • medicalMedical Properties

    This plant is not used for medical purposes.

  • windAir-purifying Qualities

    This plant is not specifically known for air purifying qualities.

  • leavesOther Uses

    • The White Triumphator tulip's petals can be used to create a natural dye for fabrics, imparting a soft yellow or green hue depending on the mordant used.
    • Petal extracts from the tulip can be used in cosmetics as a natural colorant for products such as lip balms and creams.
    • The sturdy stems of the White Triumphator tulip can be used as natural supports for other, more delicate plants in the garden.
    • The bloom's unique shape and color can be a source of inspiration for artists and designers, influencing patterns and motifs in textiles and wallpaper.
    • Dried petals of the tulip can be incorporated into potpourri mixes, adding a soft, subtle fragrance to the blend.
    • The White Triumphator tulip can be used in floral arrangements that are meant to be photographed, as their pure white color reflects light well and complements other colors.
    • Used in crafting, the petals can be pressed and included in handmade paper to add texture and visual interest.
    • During springtime festivals, the tulips can be used to create intricate flower carpets or mosaics, showcasing their bold forms and colors.
    • White Triumphator tulips can be used as an educational tool in schools to teach children about plant biology and gardening.
    • The contrast between the white petals and the green foliage can be utilized in landscape design to create focal points or to define borders within a garden space.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    The White Tulip is not used in Feng Shui practice.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    The White Tulip is not used in astrology practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • Purity - The white color of the 'White Triumphator' tulip often symbolizes cleanliness and innocence, similar to the use of white in wedding dresses and christening gowns.
    • Elegance - With its sleek and graceful appearance, this tulip variety can represent sophistication and a refined taste.
    • New Beginnings - Tulips in general are associated with the start of spring and new life, thus a white tulip can signify a fresh start or rebirth.
    • Peace - The color white is widely recognized as a symbol of peace and surrender, making the 'White Triumphator' tulip a fitting representation of tranquility.
    • Heavenly - White is also seen as a representation of heaven or the divine, so this tulip can carry a spiritual connotation.
    • Worthiness - Because of its immaculate appearance, the 'White Triumphator' tulip could be used to suggest that someone is deserving of admiration or respect.

Every 1-2 weeks
2500 - 10000 Lux
Every 2-3 years
Early autumn
Not needed
  • water dropWater

    White tulips should be watered thoroughly when the soil is dry to the touch. During the growing season, it is important to maintain evenly moist soil, which might require watering once a week, depending on the climate and weather conditions. Outdoor-planted bulbs typically rely on natural rainfall, but during prolonged dry spells, you may have to provide supplemental water. Aim for about an inch of water per week, which for an averaged-sized garden would be equivalent to about half a gallon to a gallon depending on soil conditions. Overwatering should be avoided as it can lead to bulb rot.

  • sunLight

    White tulips prefer full sun to light shade. They perform best when they receive at least six hours of direct sunlight per day. An ideal spot would be an area that gets plenty of morning light, which is less intense than the afternoon sun, especially in hotter climates.

  • thermometerTemperature

    White tulips thrive in a range of temperatures but require a period of cold dormancy to bloom properly. They can tolerate winter temperatures as low as 20 degrees Fahrenheit and can survive short periods of colder weather, but they generally prefer the spring temperature range between 60 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit. The ideal temperature for the growth period is around 55 to 65 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • scissorsPruning

    White tulips do not require traditional pruning; however, deadheading the spent blooms after flowering encourages the plant to put energy back into the bulb rather than seed production. Leave the foliage in place until it turns yellow and dies back naturally, usually about 6 weeks after blooming, as this is when the bulb is storing energy for next year's flowers.

  • broomCleaning

    Not needed

  • bambooSoil

    White Triumphator Lily requires well-draining soil with a pH between 6.0 and 7.0. A mix of loamy soil with compost and a bit of sand to improve drainage is best for tulip health and blooming.

  • plantRepotting

    Tulips, including the White Triumphator Lily, do not need to be repotted often as they grow from bulbs. Repotting is typically done every 3-5 years or when the bulbs outgrow their current space.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    White Triumphator Lily is a type of tulip that can tolerate a range of humidity levels. Average room humidity is acceptable as tulips do not require high humidity environments.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Ensure cool winters, bright light, and plant in well-draining soil.

    • Outdoor

      Plant bulbs in autumn, full sun to partial shade, good drainage.

    • Hardiness zone

      3-8 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    The 'White Triumphator' tulip, a perennial bulbous plant, begins its life cycle when the bulb is planted in the soil, usually in the fall before the ground freezes. The bulb goes through a winter chilling period, which is essential for the development of the flower bud. In the spring, warmth and moisture trigger the bulb to produce a shoot that grows to the soil surface, followed by leaves and a single, long-stemmed white flower. After flowering, the tulip bulb enters a dormancy period as the foliage dies back, during which time the bulb stores energy for the next growing season. The plant may also produce offsets or daughter bulbs around the base of the mother bulb, which can eventually grow into mature flowering bulbs. Finally, the bulb goes dormant through the summer and possibly a dry period, until cool temperatures in autumn signal the beginning of the next growth cycle.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Early autumn

    • Propogation: Tulip 'White Triumphator', a popular bulbous perennial, is typically propagated by bulb division. This method is most effective when done in the fall, after the leaves have died back but before the ground freezes. To propagate by division, carefully lift the bulb clumps from the ground and gently separate the smaller offset bulbs from the mother bulb. These offsets, often referred to as bulblets or daughter bulbs, should be replanted immediately at a depth of about 6 to 8 inches (15 to 20 centimeters) to ensure they establish roots before the winter. Planting the bulbs at the correct depth helps protect them from temperature extremes and provides stability as the roots develop. This propagation method ensures genetic consistency and is the most common way of increasing your stock of Tulip 'White Triumphator'.