Bulbs forum: Emperor or Fosteriana Tulips

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Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
Apr 4, 2012 5:36 PM CST
I was looking both at Brent and Beckies and also at Scheepers and I finially figgured out that Emperor and Fosteriana tulips are the same thing. I guess one is just a common name for the other. I don't have any Emperor tulips currenty but I figgure that the huge red tulips my dad used to grow when I was a kid were Red Emperor.

I came upon the idea that I should add the Emperor Tulips when I was searching on the net for more perennial tulips, these were ones that were mentioned. So I see Van Engelen, the wholesale part of Scheepers, has an Emperor Tulip collection of 300 bulbs which are 50 each of six varieties that are -
50 Tulip Flaming Purissima: White and pink.
50 Tulip Juan: Orange, yellow base.
50 Tulip Orange Emperor: Salmon-orange.
50 Tulip Red Emperor: Fiery-red.
50 Tulip Yellow Purissima: Canary-yellow.
50 Tulip White Emperor: Milky-white.

I am thinking that might be a good addition to the garden. I am also looking to get Emperor Tulips Apricot Emperor and Sweetheart which are not in the above colklection but I really think both are true beauties.

So anyone growing Emperor Tulips? Any Advice?
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crittergarden
Apr 4, 2012 5:58 PM CST
Sadly, the deer got inside my fence and I lost my Orange Emperors.
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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Apr 4, 2012 6:29 PM CST
Sorry to hear that. Are they gone for good or did just the blooms get eaten this year?
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crittergarden
Apr 4, 2012 7:20 PM CST
No, I just got the fence fixed this year.
Deer were in for 2-3.
4 Maureen and 1 Tubergen.s Gem are all that survived.
:crying:
But I've already started re-ordering.
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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Roses Photo Contest Winner: 2016
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Newyorkrita
Apr 4, 2012 7:26 PM CST
Happily no deer here but I already started on my tulip orders for fall myself.

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