Bulb size: 11-12 cm.
|Latin name:||Tulipa triumph 'Helmar'|
|Delivery type:||Supplied as bulb or tuber|
|Guarantee:||1 year growth and flowering guarantee|
|Preferred location:||Sun, Half shadow, Shadow|
|Leafs all year:||No|
|Flowering:||April - May|
|Growing Height:||50 cm|
|Planting distance:||10 cm|
|Planting depth:||10 cm|
|Bulb circumference:||11 cm|
As soon as possible after receiving the Triumph tulips (Tulipa Triumph-group) ‘Helmar’ bulbs they can be planted in the garden, a flower pot or in a planter. If not they must be kept in a frost-free area. Bulbs planted in a flower pot are not usually frost resistant.
Plant the bulbs in a planting hole that is three times as deep as the height of the bulbs. A bulb of 5 cm should be planted in a 15 cm deep hole. The planting distance of Triumph tulips (Tulipa Triumph-group) ‘Helmar’ is about 10 cm.
Loosen the soil well and plant the bulbs with the point facing upwards. Refill the planting hole and avoid walking over the soil. Plant the tulips one by one with a small trowel or with a special bulb planter. For larger groups make a wider hole and plant more bulbs in it.
The more flower bulbs planted, the greater effect the flowers will have. Plant the tulips in groups of at least 5-7 bulbs, or divide about 25 to 50 flower bulbs evenly over the garden border or flower bed.
Tulipa (Triumph-group) ‘Helmar’ in pots
Tulipa Triumph tulips (Tulipa Triumph-group) ‘Helmar’ grow well in a flower pot or patio container. Make sure you use fresh potting compost and put a layer of gravel or hydro granules at the bottom of the pot.
Add even more colour beneath the tulip flowers with perhaps some forget-me-not or anemones planted above the tulip bulbs. Protect potted bulbs from frost - store frost-free or wrap in bubble wrap. Water in dry periods.
The flowers of the Triumph tulips (Tulipa Triumph-group) ‘Helmar’ are at their best in the first year. That’s why we recommend each year adding new and extra bulbs to make your borders and pots even more colourful. Triumph tulips grow best in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade.
Tulip bulbs that have not yet been planted in the garden are sensitive to frost but once planted out in the garden, they are perfectly hardy.
Tulips planted in pots are more sensitive and will need to be protected in one of the following ways:
- Store your potted tulips in a frost-free area that doesn't get too warm - they do need the cold.
- Wrap the pot(s) in bubble wrap for extra protection.
- If you line their pot(s) with bubble wrap before adding soil and planting your bulbs, your tulips will already have some protection.
Everyone should have lovely flamed Triumph tulips in the garden. 'Helmar' are very striking with red flames against a yellow background! This single-flowered and late flowering tulip stands proud on a sturdy stem and makes the perfect cut flower.