fosteriana tulip (syn. White Emperor) bulbs
One of the purest tulips of all, flowering in April, and opening white before maturing to shades of lemon-sorbet. Looks freshest against something dark - like box or yew.
- Position: full sun
- Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: April
- Flower colour: white
- Other features: excellent cut-flowers
- Hardiness: fully hardy
- Bulb size: 12+
These tulips have large flowers on tall, sturdy stems which makes them ideal for large scale bedding displays. They are early flowering so the creamy-white flowers appear in late March and April. Because of its strong growth and great performance, this variety has been the prestigious Award of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society. Even more impressive - the flowers are scented.
- Garden care:In September to December plant bulbs 15-20cm deep and 10-15cm apart in fertile, well-drained soil. Alternatively, allow 7-9 bulbs per 30cm sq. After flowering dead-head and apply a balanced liquid fertiliser each week for the first month. Once the foliage has died down naturally lift the bulbs and store in a cool greenhouse.
- Harmful if eaten/may cause skin allergy
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Comments about Crocus Tulipa'Purissima':
I was absolutley amazed how tall these beauty's grow, you can see them from quite a distance. They are stunning, very healthy plants and lasted, when eventually they bloomed after all that cold weather!!
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- Keen but clueless
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