Also known as “Emperor” Tulips, Fosteriana Tulips are closely related to a wild species that is found growing in Central Asia. They’re distinguished by their beautifully formed blooms and early flowering. Only the Kauffmanianas and the Botanical Tulips will bloom before your Fosteriana, and of these varieties, the Fosteriana is the tallest, having a mid-height flower stem. Being closely realted to their wild ancestors, they also stand a good chance of naturalizing in your garden, settling down to bloom repeatedly as the years go by. They outdo their botanical cousins in the sheer size of their petals, and are a lovely way to welcome the spring into your garden.