Tulip Sunset Tropical ®

Tulipa Sunset Tropical ® is a magnificent purple mutant of Wirosa: short compact plants with nice sturdy leaves. This is a peony-flowered variety that produces flowers among the leaves and will not continue growing in the neck. Extremely good keeping quality. A good choice as a pot tulip, especially for a late forcing period. Fairly short for cut flower production but more cold will result in somewhat greater length. Small bulb sizes will produce fewer petals.


Colour Blue-Purple
Breeder Kapiteyn horticulture b.v.
Type Double Late Tulip
Cold requirement 17 weeks
Interm. temperature 4-5 weeks
Greenhouse days 24 days
Average length (cm) 25
Flowering period Feb 21 - Apr 15
Earliest housing date 1-Feb

*Cooperative growers’ association