• Fosteriana Tulip Collection - 88345
  • Orange Brilliant Fosteriana Tulip - 88322
  • Orange Brilliant Fosteriana Tulip - 88322
  • Orange Brilliant Fosteriana Tulip - 88322
  • Orange Brilliant Fosteriana Tulip - 88322
  • Orange Brilliant Fosteriana Tulip - 88322
  • Red Emperor Fosteriana Tulip - 88323
  • Exotic Emperor Tulip - 88324
  • Oracle Fosteriana Tulip - 88389
  • Oracle Fosteriana Tulip - 88389
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Fosteriana Tulip Collection

Tulipa fosteriana

#88345
Availability: Fall Pre-Order
$21.90
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40 bulbs per package
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Ship Season: Fall

Fosteriana tulips are known for their large blooms, which stand upon sturdy stems. They are also amongst the most reliable tulips for being perennial, meaning in the right conditions they will come back for 2-5 years. This collection contains one package of each of the classic Fosteriana tulip colors we carry. Great for early spring Tulip blooms, and will look nice when planted with classic daffodils and grape hyacinths.

  • Tulips perform best in full sun to partial shade
  • Plant tulips when temperatures have cooled in your area in fall. Once your daytime temperatures are in the 60’s or lower consistently, this is a good time to plant your tulips.
  • Tulips require 12-16 weeks of consistent temperatures below 50 degrees in winter in order to produce a flower bud; tulips are best suited to cold climates.
  • Adequate drainage is essential to the health of your tulips. Amend your soil with top soil and organic matter such as compost, manure, leaf mold or peat moss prior to planting. After you have amended your soil, it should be light and easy to work with.
  • Fertilize at planting with Hi Yield Bulb Food or for organic gardening use Bulb-Tone. Apply fertilizer at least 3” below the bottom of the bulbs so that the roots will get the most benefit from the fertilizer.
  • Tulips should be planted at least 6-8” deep with the pointed side of the tulip facing towards the sky. Dig the planting hole 12” deep so you can add fertilizer to the bottom of the hole. After adding fertilizer back fill with 3-4” of soil, plant your bulbs, then back fill with remaining soil.
  • Space tulips 4-6” apart when planting individual bulbs. For mass planting and brilliant bursts of color in the garden, plant the bulbs 2-3” apart in bouquet planting groups, trenches and garden beds.
  • Immediately after planting, water the tulip planting area. This helps to eliminate air pockets in the soil. After the initial planting, it is not necessary to provide any supplemental water to the area. In spring once the tulips have emerged you may water as necessary, although spring rains often make providing additional water unnecessary.
  • Apply a layer a 2” layer of mulch in late fall.