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Tulip 'Red Emperor'
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Flower BulbsMadame Lefeber Bulbs UK - 5
Tulip 'Red Emperor'

Tulip 'Red Emperor'

Tulip 'Red Emperor'

10 Bulbs — £4.95

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'Red Emperor' fosteriana tulips are often used as an example that epitomizes just how lovely early-flowering fosteriana tulips can be. It’s easy to see why: cardinal red tulips are a classic choice, and just the thing to warm your heart after a chilly winter. It's also known as Tulip 'Madame Lefeber', and it certainly is regal when in bloom. Roll out the red carpet to welcome spring with Tulip 'Red Emperor'. Blazing red buds open to reveal the classic black central markings with their halo of gold. Red Emperor is sure to charm you with his wiles - don't resist. Just pick a few blooms for the vase so you can enjoy your prize blooms indoors too!

Key features

  • Good for cutting

  • Perfect for pots

  • Fragrant

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • Packed in paper bags

  • Low maintenance

  • Fully hardy

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Tulipa 'Red Emperor'

  • Tulip group

    Fosteriana or Emperor (13)

  • Flower colour


  • Bulb size


  • Established height


  • Established spread


  • Plant spacing

    60 bulbs per m2

  • Leaf colour


  • Habit


  • Life cycle

    Short-lived perennial

  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    1st year

  • Sunlight

    Full sun
    Partial shade

  • Position


  • Suitable for

    Large containers
    Gravel gardens
    Cottage gardens
    Low maintenance gardens
    Cut flower gardens

  • Soil acidity


  • Soil moisture

    Free draining

  • Soil type

    Multipurpose compost
    Loam-based compost

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented


  • Pollinator-friendly


  • Mouse resistant


  • Rabbit resistant


  • Deer resistant


  • Toxicity

    Skin/eyes irritant
    Harmful if eaten

Plant calendar

  • Planting
  • Flowering

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