Exotic Emperor Bulbs

Tulips Fosteriana Tulip Exotic Emperor

Exotic Emperor

Lovely double form of the ever popular Purissima. The curious formed ivory petals often marked with green on the outside.

Height: 45cm / 18"

Bulb Size: 12+

Flowering Time: March-April

Primary Colour: White

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This magnificent tulip had quite rightly become one of the most popular and widely grown tulips, even though it was only described in 1906. In its larger forms, the tall, sturdy stems, huge bright flowers and broad leaves up to 16cm across.

Tulips will thrive in almost any type of soil where there is reasonable drainage. During the growing season they like plenty of moisture but the roots must not stand in water. Be careful not to feed tulips during the growing season as this will produce 'leggy' plants. Plant from October until late December 4 inches deep and approximately 5 to 6 inches apart.

Tulip failures are mostly due to damage by slugs and snails. Apply a slug repellant immediately after planting and repeat at monthly intervals until the plants stand well above the ground.

Note: If you are using one of the many available bulb planters be sure that the soil in the whole planting area is well worked to prevent any sitting water at the bottom of the hole made by the planter.