Flaming Emperor belongs to the species Tulipa fosteriana, which are the largest, and many times most striking tulips of all. This one can reach an impressive 45cm (18") tall, and blooms in March and April. It can be grown in full sun to partial shade, and also in patio containers. The petals are pink with delicate red striations, and fade to a pale yellow at the base. They make superb, long-lasting cut flowers, and the plants are hardy to Zone 3. Eight bulbs per package.
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Bulbs are easy to plant and easy to grow. Flower Bulbs are broken down into two very general groups – Fall planting bulbs benefit from sitting in cold soil. Spring planting bulbs do not require cold soil to trigger flowering. Fall planting bulbs can be planted any time between late September and January, but most gardeners plant fall bulbs in October and November, about the same time you would plant garlic. Fall planting bulbs will bloom the following spring and early summer. Spring planting bulbs should be sunk into the ground in March and April. They tend to bloom later in the spring, into mid-summer. Follow along with this handy How to Grow Bulbs Guide and grow some colour.