Recently introduced, Tulip 'Exotic Emperor' provides a highly romantic display in early spring with its large, double and fluffy white flowers, delicately green and cream flamed. Quite an impressive display when planted en masse! While looking like a peony-flowered tulip, 'Exotic Emperor' is actually a member of the Fosteriana Tulips, a group famed for its large early blooms, sturdy stems and strong reliability.

  • Handsomely blossoming in early to mid spring, this tulip grows up to 14-16 inches tall (35-40 cm), and will naturalize easily and come back year after year to our delight! It creates dazzling harmonies with other early flowering bulbs.
  • Performs best in full sun in rich, fertile, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Prefers areas with cool winters and warm dry summers.
  • Easy to grow, this tulip is a welcomed addition to beds, borders, containers, rock gardens or for naturalizing in grass. For best visual impact, plant in groups (at least 10 to 15 bulbs) or mixed with any other flowering bulbs. Excellent as cut flowers!
  • To be planted in fall.
  • Eating may cause severe discomfort and may cause a skin allergy.

A symbol of spring, tulips are the most popular spring bulbs and most gardeners reserve them a spot in the garden or in containers. Grown for their attractive, vibrantly colored flowers, there are currently over 3,000 registered varieties, which are divided into fifteen groups, mostly based on the flower type, size and blooming period of the tulip.

Fosteriana Tulips feature solitary, bowl-shaped flowers, 5 in. wide (12 cm), with a slender shape and large, sometimes striped, leaves. Reds are strongly represented in this assortment. The most famous of its cultivars is 'Madame Lefeber', better known as 'Red Emperor'. Naturalizing is possible with these tulips. Flowering in early to mid spring, they will be among the first ones to bring color in your garden and grow up to 10-20 in. tall (25-50 cm). As an added bonus, some of the Fosteriana Tulips are fragrant.