Tulip 'Exotic Emperor'

Tulip 'Exotic Emperor' is a double tulip, but the outer petals are more like green sepals than fully blown petals and it looks good from the moment the buds begin to develop until it is almost dropping – so for at least six weeks. More
15 bulbs 260475-15 £7.50 In stock
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When in stock, outdoor bulbs are normally despatched within 2-3 working days. During the busy months of February and September/October, it can take up to two weeks for delivery, due to the number of orders being processed. Please note, we despatch all of our orders in the order they were placed.
30 bulbs 260475-30 £13.50 In stock
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When in stock, outdoor bulbs are normally despatched within 2-3 working days. During the busy months of February and September/October, it can take up to two weeks for delivery, due to the number of orders being processed. Please note, we despatch all of our orders in the order they were placed.

Or buy this as part of our White Garden Tulip Collection and Apricot Beauty Tulip Collection.

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Tulip 'Exotic Emperor' is a double tulip, but the outer petals are more like green sepals than fully blown petals and it looks good from the moment the buds begin to develop until it is almost dropping – so for at least six weeks.

The outer layers twist and turn and give each stem a relaxed exhibitionism which I love.

Tulip 'Exotic Emperor' looks like a peony flowered tulip but is actually a Fosteriana and is suitably early to match.

Our tulip bulbs are the best and biggest we can find, from tried and trusted growers. Don't forget that tulips like to be planted late in October and November with the colder weather, and need a little watering if planted in pots.

Genus Tulipa
Variety Exotic Emperor
Group Double Early

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Type Hardy Perennial Bulb
Common Name Tulip
Border Position Middle
Bulb Size 12/+

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Soil Type Chalky, Sandy, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Well-drained
Height 50cm (20in)
Spacing Plant 30cm (12in) deep, 8cm apart. Layer bulbs if room is tight.
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Plant outdoors October - December.
Care Tips Don't plant tulip bulbs until the cold weather has set in – this helps wipe out viral and fungal diseases. Leave the browning foliage on your tulips until every leaf has died right down – this allows the bulb to store more food.
Flowering March - April
Vase Life Tulips make supreme cut flowers. Strip the bottom leaves, tie the stems in paper and soak for 8 hrs. This helps keep the stems straight.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
Advice & Videos
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Delivery

Bulb Delivery - When in stock, outdoor bulbs are normally despatched within 2-3 working days. During the busy months of February and September/October, it can take up to two weeks for delivery, due to the number of orders being processed. Please note, we despatch all of our orders in the order they were placed.

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Wedding Tulips

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Reviewed 22nd October 2015 by Barbara Fox

Grew Exotic Emperor in tall terracotta pots for our son's wedding on April 4th. Planted in mid late November. Also planted blue violas on top of the pot. Left outside until 10 days before wedding when brought inside cool conservatory to boost flowers. Superb success. The blooms were stunning. Also grew Purissima with equal success.
Admired by all! Bride and Groom thrilled.