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12 Types of White Tulips that will Look Great in your Garden

White Tulips never cease to decorate your garden, boasting meanings and symbols including purity, innocence, forgiveness, and respect.

Several species of Tulips have gracious bell-shaped blooms in vibrant white petals. Some white Tulips variety includes Catherina, Purissima, Mondial, Danceline, Flaming Baltic, and Prince Tulip.

Rich, well-drained soil with a fertilizer ensures vigorous white blossoms. Thus, keep reading to find your ideal white Tulip alongside their ideal care.

How Many Varieties of White Tulips Are There?

There are over 3,000 Tulip varieties with colorwise varying meanings and symbolism.

No official declaration or statement states a specific number of white Tulip varieties.

But, here I will shed some light on 12 different varieties of white Tulips that will look great in your garden.

13 Types of White Tulips You Can Grow

Here are some of the most fabulous white Tulips complimenting your garden.

Common Name Origin
Tulip CatherinaTurkey
Purissima TulipCentral Asia
Tulip Mondial Netherlands
Tulip Danceline UK
Sapporo Lily TulipNetherlands
Flaming Baltic TulipBreezand, The Netherlands
Signature Fringed Tulip Netherlands
White Triumphator Lily Netherlands
Pays Bas Netherlands
White Prince Tulip Netherlands
Spring Green Tulip Netherlands
Maureen Tulip France

1. Tulip Catherina

Catherina is a lovely white Single Late Tulip cultivar.

The plant grows tall with creamy white blooms and appears lovely in landscaping projects for parks and gardens.

The tallest category of Tulips has exquisite big flower heads on long stems.

Depending upon the care and amount of sunshine, the height of Catherina can vary from 22 and 25 inches.

If you live somewhere with a lot of sunlight, ensure they have some shade so the petals don’t burn.

Catherina blooms in the late spring and makes excellent cut flowers and border plants.

Blooming Time May
Bulb Size 12/ + cm
Plant Height24-26 inches
Lifespan one to two weeks

2. Purissima Tulip

Tulip Purissima is an award-winning white Tulip cultivar regarded as one of the most excellent white Tulip varieties.

They feature a creamy foundation and large pure white elongated petals in a sturdy stem that can withstand wind and rain.

Likewise, they bloom in early to mid-spring and last up to three weeks.

white purissima tulip
Purissima Tulip has creamy white blooms that last over three weeks.

They can grow up to 16 inches tall under proper care and makes come back year after year.

Purissima Tulips thrive the most in the full sun, in rich, fertile, moist soils.

Blooming Time Early to Mid Spring
Bulb Size10/11 cm
Plant Height 12-18 inches
Lifespan 1-2 weeks

3. Tulip Mondial

Mondial Tulip has huge snow-white flowers with a double row of fluffy petals encircling a creamy yellow core.

The beauty of Mondial will brighten up the landscape in the early to mid-spring.

It’s easy to cultivate and looks excellent in beds, borders, and containers.

Likewise, they boldly resist April’s rains, growing just 8-2 inches (20-30cm) tall on sturdy stems.

They thrive in full sun on rich, fertile, and well-drained soils.

Blooming TimeMid-Late Spring
Bulb size 12/+ cm
Plant height8-12 inches
Lifespan Approximately 10 days (in vase)

4. Tulip Danceline

Tulip Danceline has many double, Peony-like flowers to enliven the spring (April and May) garden.

They have stunning huge white double flowers with rich raspberry petal tips on robust stems.

Similarly, soft green feathering on the outer petals adds a fashionable touch and a crisp new appeal.

In addition, the color of Danceline varies from passionate reds, brilliant oranges, darkest purples, and sunny yellows to beautiful pastels and pure white.

Fill a prominent bed or formal parterre with these intense colors in splashes on the perennial border.

Blooming TimeLate April
Bulb Size12 cm
Plant height 20 inches
Lifespan1-2 weeks

5. Sapporo Lily Tulip

The Sapporo Lily Flowering Tulip, which blooms in pure white, attains a height of 4 to 5 inches.

Long pointed petals reflex in lily-blooming Tulips are frequently bordered with a contrasting hue.

Plant them in well-draining soil with full sun or moderate shade in the fall to get blooms in the spring.

Similarly, plant them in a protected spot since they are prone to wind damage.

In addition, late-blooming Tulips are often planted in the autumn, with most Claudia Lily Flowering Tulips blooming in the late spring.

Blooming Time Late April- Early May
Bulb Size4-5"
Plant Height11.8-19.7 inches
Lifespan1-2 weeks

6. Flaming Baltic Tulip

This beautiful bicolored Tulip’s white, fringed blossoms have distinct purple patterns.

Some of its primary colors include orange Tulips that contrast with the purple patterns and white Tulips that catch up on the purple markings.

In addition, their deep-plum ‘flame’ marks contrast sharply with the spotless white backdrop provided by the petals.

Flaming baltic tulips
Flaming Baltic Tulips have white blooms with contrasting purple patterns.

With 18-inch stalks, these Tulips can withstand the wind and rain of spring storms. 

Likewise, the Flaming Tulip will bloom in your yard mid-spring if you plant it before the first severe frost in the fall.

In addition, headstart Tulip indoors before planting the bulb 6-8 inches deep to protect it from the cold.

Blooming Time April-May
Bulb Size12 cm
Plant height 16 to 26 inches
Lifespan 1-2 weeks

7. Signature Fringed Tulip

The petals of the Daytona Fringed Tulip are pure white and provide a lovely aspect to the yard.

This white beauty’s serrated, feathery borders flawlessly blend in a moonlight garden.

In addition to their beauty, these Tulips bloom for an extended period with timely deadheading.

However, plant it away from the boundary if you keep it in your garden.

It can peak over shorter plants because of its 22-inch stalk.

Blooming Time April-May
Bulb Size12/+ cm
Plant height 17 inches
Lifespan 1-2 weeks

8. White Triumphator Lily

White Triumphator Tulip is a classic beauty with enormous white reflexed petals.

They bestow their gracious white blooms in the late spring with an astounding height of 26 to 28 inches.

Thus, plant this beauty in a wind-protected position to create stunning harmonies with other late-season flowering bulbs.

They thrive in full sun and fertile, moist, well-draining soil and prefer mild winters and hot, dry summers.

Blooming Time Late April-May
Bulb Size16-18 cm
Plant height 26-28 inches
Lifespan 1-2 weeks

9. Pays-Bas Tulip

Pays-Bas Tulips is a hardy species with velvety, ivory-white petals with creamy highlights.

In French, Pays-Bas means ‘Low Hands’ and is named after the land of the flower bulbs.

The Pays Bas is a rigid tulip type that blooms mid-spring and withstands heavy rainstorms.

They have shorter stems and bright white blossoms, perfect for garden borders.

These Tulips are also ideal as cut flowers since their stems will keep them from drooping in the vase for longer.

Make space for these flowers in your fall garden, where they’ll get lots of light but have some cover during the warmest portion of the day.

Blooming Time April/May
Bulb Size12cm
Plant height18-24 inches
Lifespan 1-2 weeks

10. White Prince Tulip

White Prince Tulip is the only early Tulip variety that is all white blossoming in early spring.

The White Prince is one of three ‘Prince’ Tulips that make up a dream team: the Yellow Prince, the Purple Prince, and the White Prince.

They are an excellent cut flower, and the 14-inch stem holds up well in a vase.

white prince tulip
With their long stem, white prince Tulip looks phenomenal in a vase as a cut flower.

When planting the White Prince, ensure it gets plenty of sunlight and some partial shade to avoid sunburn.

Blooming timeSpring
Bulb Size12/+ cm
Plant height15 inches
Lifespan1-2 weeks

11. Spring Green Tulip

Tulip ‘Spring Green’ has a beautiful ivory-white blossom and subtle green feathering.

They have a long-lasting flower that blooms in late spring and lasts until early summer.

Similarly, they have robust branches that can tolerate spring weather while still being a good-cut flower option.

Its 20-inch stem allows it to fill in the center of vase arrangements and garden beds.

It looks stunning when planted with dark-colored Tulips in spring borders.

Their color gets more pronounced in full sun with partial shade but needs protection from the severe heat of summer.

Blooming Time Late Spring
Bulb Size 12cm
Plant height12-22 inches
Lifespan 1-2 weeks

12. Maureen Tulip

Maureen is a well-known hybrid introduced in the 1950s named ‘French Tulip.’

They are tall, classically shaped Tulips with oval or chalice-shaped off-white blooms that bloom in May.

The blooms of this Tulip are pale yellow and grow to a dazzling, gleaming marble-white color.

The stems are tough, resilient, and ideal for growing in more exposed areas.

Maureen is also considered one of the best white Tulips in a landscape or a bouquet.

Blooming Time May
Bulb Size12+ cm
Plant height26-28 inches
Lifespan 1-2 weeks

13. Magnolia White Tulip

The Magnolia White Tulip plants are native to Asia and South America.

They grow up to 20-25 feet tall and belong to the plant family Liliaceae.

The white color of the Magnolia Tulip symbolizes Peace and beauty.

Moreover, these gorgeous plants bloom in Spring and Summer during their growing seasons.

The average lifespan of a Magnolia White Tulip is 2-5 years.

White Tulips Care Tips

Despite their serene beauty, Tulips are relatively easy to grow in the garden with minimal care.

For dense Tulip blooms, plant Tulip bulbs two months before winter in September or October.

Choose a sunny spot and plant the bulbs 4 to 8 inches deep and 2 to 5 inches apart in well-draining soil.

Besides, here are a few care tips for caring for your white Tulips for better blossoms.

  • Ensure at least six hours of direct sunshine daily.
  • Aim for artificial grow lights to compensate lack of sunlight.
  • Provide them with sandy, loamy, well-draining soil enriched with organic matter.
  • Water your white Tulips every week. Otherwise, water then once the topsoil appears dry.
  • Keep them at an optimal temperature below 55°F but not over 29°F.
  • Feed them phosphoric or 9-9-6 fertilizer to boost flowering.
  • Regularly inspect for insects and fungal diseases and apply neem oil from time to time.
  • Use a ceramic pot with drainage holes at least 8.5 inches (22 cm) in diameter.

FAQs About White Tulips

Why do white Tulips turn pink?

Generally, white Tulips can turn pink due to cold temperatures. Cold can induce a pigmentation process in the Tulip blooms resulting in pink color.

How long do white Tulips last?

White Tulips can last up to two weeks as a cut flower in a vase. But they need water regularly to last that long.

From Editorial Team


White Tulips are stunning beauty that adds a touch of class to any yard or floral arrangement.

Additionally, gratify your loved ones with flower bouquets made with White Tulips.

With attention to detail care and prompt bulb plantation, white Tulips can reward you with a spectacular spring show.

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