Fosteriana tulips are quite something special having very broad leaves. They are very fine border subjects because of their brilliant colours and large flowers.
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The shapely buds of ‘Albert Heyn’ appear early in the season, with deep rose-pink petals fading to a soft blush towards the outer edges. Each bloom is overlaid with a subtle lavender lustre which sparkles in the spring sunlight. This Fosteriana tulip will perennialize well in the right position, returning reliably year after year if left undisturbed amongst borders. With beautifully formed flower heads the colour of raspberry bonbons, ‘Albert Heyn’ will also bring high impact to your container displays. Snip a few stems and bring the sweet blooms indoors to add rosy cheer to your home.
With impeccable white, peony-shaped blooms enveloped by slender, green-streaked sepals, ‘Exotic Emperor’ is the ultimate in regal elegance. Arriving early in the season, the crisp, pure petals encapsulate the freshness of spring. Large flower heads are borne on elongated stems with majestic splendour. This variety boasts exceptionally long-lasting blooms, both in the garden and in the vase for an enduring, chic floral display. Nestle the sizeable bulbs in prominently positioned containers to enjoy them for weeks on end. Planted in borders or amongst grass, ‘Exotic Emperor’ makes an excellent perennial tulip to relish for many years to come.
With gorgeously marbled, silken petals, ‘Flaming Purissima’ is flushed with pink markings of varying intensity, from deep raspberry through to pale apple blossom. This variety features all the qualities of its award-winning forebear ‘Purissima’, such as sizeable, perfectly formed blooms and elongated stems, with the additional advantage of intricately patterned petals. The irregular feathering means that no two flowers are the same, resulting in an extraordinary display when planted in swathes amongst borders and when grouped closely in containers. These exquisite tulips make superb cut flowers and are an enchanting addition to any bouquet or floral arrangement.
Dressed in the most splendid finery of persimmon orange petals, ‘Orange Emperor’ appears exceptionally early in the season to provide radiant richness after a long, colourless winter. Such is the glory of this princely tulip that it has been granted an RHS Award of Garden Merit, proving itself to be consistently outstanding. Plant in bold groupings amongst containers and borders for a magnificent, long-lasting display. In the right position, this Fosteriana variety is perennial and will return admirably year after year. Cut a few stems to bring the warm amber tones into your home for when the weather outdoors is not so inviting.
The epitome of sheer sophistication, ‘Purissima’ is one of the first tulips to bloom, launching your spring display in style. Architectural, stately stems carry sizeable, cup-shaped, milk white flowers. The alabaster blooms make an elegant highlight in borders and containers when planted in plenteous swathes and groupings. Elongated, sturdy stems make for excellent cut flowers as a luminous adornment to your home. Highly praised as one of the best white tulips and much loved by gardeners, the RHS has presented ‘Purissima’ with the prestigious Award of Garden Merit. This Fosteriana variety is a robust perennial and will reappear serenely each spring.
Blooming in early spring, the sizzling, vermillion red flowers of ‘Red Purissima’ are the perfect warming antidote to a bleak winter. With the same impressive blooms and sturdy stems of ‘Purissima’, this vivid variety adds a splash of colour to the many qualities of its white forebear. Radiant buds open gradually to reveal an ebony centre surrounded by a golden halo. Unroll a Hollywood-worthy red carpet in your garden by planting in bold drifts throughout borders and in generous groupings amongst containers. This perennial Fosteriana variety will return with exuberance as a glowing focal point to your garden each year.
The delectable blooms of ‘Sweetheart’ look fit to be displayed in the window of a patisserie – like luscious lemon tarts piped with a meringue swirl, the zesty yellow petals are edged by sugar white feathering. Although not edible, these tulips are certainly a visual treat. The sherbet blooms make an invigorating addition to borders and containers, appearing early in the season to pep up your spring display. As cut flowers, they make a delightful Easter bouquet or floral arrangement. This Fosteriana variety is robust and vigorous despite its delicate appearance, with a long flowering window and a perennial habit.
The canary-coloured flowers of ‘Yellow Purissima’ welcome the arrival of spring sunshine. The cheerful blooms seem to glow with the warmth of the sun’s rays, wonderful for lighting up your garden even when the skies are grey. A sport of the much admired ‘Purissima’, this golden variety features the same remarkably large flower heads and sturdy stems, with the added benefit of vibrant colour. As a Fosteriana, you can expect ‘Yellow Purissima’ to return reliably as the years go by. These tulips beam joyfully in borders and containers for a long-lasting, uplifting display.
Fosteriana Tulip Zombie.
Elegant raspberry-red and cream two tone flowers.
Red Colour Mix
A sensational combination of vibrant orange, buttercup yellow, cardinal red and a highlight of spotless white, this ‘Four Colour Mix’ is a brilliant blend to create a bold display in your garden. Fosteriana tulips are renowned for their early appearance in spring, their particularly large, long-lasting flower heads, and their stature – this collection capitalises on these advantages and combines the best varieties for a ready-made show. Fill your borders and containers with these striking tulips for a riot of spring colour. Leave the foliage to die back at the end of the season to be rewarded by a repeat performance each year.