Collection of Orange Emperor and Fritillaria Rubra is a great combination of orange hues comprising of 30 bulbs.
Collection of Orange Emperor and Fritillaria Rubra will be an outstanding addition to the garden and will stand out in any planting scheme. Fritillarias are quite easy to grow and will naturalise extremely well. Remember to feed during the growing season with bone meal or similar.
Fosteriana or Emperor tulips as they are also known are a well established group and as such are used widely in planting schemes. These tulips are a fantastic group that produce some of the largest flowers of all tulips. Ensure the soil is kept full of nutrients during the growing season. If needed feed with bonemeal or water in tomato food during the leaf and flower stage. Cultivate the soil well before planting to a depth of 20cms, plant bulbs 15cms deep and 8-10cms apart. It is traditional to plant tulips in October when the ground starts to cool down. If this is a concern do not worry if you plant them earlier or later as they will still grow well. Tulips do benefit from using bulb starter when first planting and if you can loosen the soil to a depth of 20cms that would also be helpful to the root development. Start off with Bulb Starter to really give them a good start.
Orange Emperor has been awarded a Garden Merit (AGM) by the RHS for its resilience and great performance in the garden.
Keep well fed and remove foliage once completely died back
Flowering Height: varies see separate lines for full info
Flowering Period: March-April
Soil type: Fertile, well drained soils that are free draining.
Aspect: Suitable for semi shade or full sun.
Planting Depth: 15cms
Planting Distance: 15-20cms apart.
Full growing instructions provided.
New season top quality bulbs dispatched from September on-wards