Tulip Red Emperor

Tulipa, Fosteriana

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Cultural and Growing Info is provided below.


Can't Be Missed!
Fiery-red flowers – look closely and you’ll see a narrow strip of mustard-yellow at its base. The beautiful shape of Tulip Red Emperor stands out from a distance to make a spectacular display in the early spring garden. Fosteriana Tulips with their striking, velvety flowers are among the best for perennializing and will bloom with Daffodils.

Code BTUEM

Patent

Plant Type Bulbs

Species

Height Short 18"

Spacing Plant 6" apart

Bloom Time Early Spring to Mid-Spring

Sun / Shade Full Sun to Half Sun / Half Shade

Zones 3-8

Soil Type Normal

Water Needs Medium

Sold In Bags of 8

Special Features

  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Bulbs for Naturalizing

Planting Sites

  • For a Slope or Bank
  • OK in Containers

Tulip General Information

Fosteriana tulips are commonly referred to as Emperor tulips. They have perfectly formed single bowl shaped flowers and naturalize pleasantly.

Tulip Plant Care

Plant in well drained soil at least 6" deep and 6" apart. Foliage should not be removed until withered as energy is being stored for the next growing season. Stems can be cut back to maintain appearances if desired. Interested in forcing bulbs? Visit our Useful Links page.

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Shipping Details

We ship accent annuals and bulbs based on the best planting time for your growing zone (see the approximate dates below), unless otherwise indicated at checkout. If you wish, you can indicate a specific ship date during checkout.

Spring-Planted Accent Annuals

  • Zone 3, 4: Early to Mid May
  • Zone 5: Late April to Early May
  • Zone 6: Mid to Late April
  • Zone 7: Early to Mid April
  • Zone 8: Late March to Early April
  • Zone 9, 10: Late March

Fall-Planted Bulbs

  • Zone 2, 3, 4: Early September
  • Zone 5: Early to Mid September
  • Zone 6: Mid September
  • Zone 7: Mid to Late September
  • Zone 8, 9, 10: Late September to Early October

Holiday Bulbs

  • Early November through mid December