Tulip White Emperor

Tulipa, Fosteriana

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Cultural and Growing Info is provided below.

Plant Code: BTUWE

This variety is synonymous with Tulip Purissima meaning pure. Tulip White Emperor opens milky-white tinged with pale yellow but matures to sparkling white. Stunning alone or pair with Tulip Red Emperor for an iconic spring display. This variety is lightly scented. Fosteriana Tulips with their striking, velvety flowers are among the best for perennializing and will bloom with Daffodils. 8 bulbs per bag. Bulb size 12+ cm.


Type: Bulbs
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   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal
Flower: White

Features to Note

  • For a Slope or Bank
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Fragrant
  • Bulbs for Naturalizing
  • 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.