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Yellow Emperor Tulip

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Heralding the start of spring with joyous yellow blooms, Yellow Emperor Tulips are an instant mood lifter. Large blooms will easily fill flowerpots or garden beds and bring a bit of happiness to a dining room vase. Returning year after year, the pure golden tones are easy to pair with whites, purples, reds, and blues, to heighten the excitement of early spring in the garden. (Tulipa fosteriana)
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Botanical Name
Tulipa fosteriana Yellow Emperor
Bee Friendly, Easy To Grow, Naturalizes, Cut Flowers, Container Planting, Grows In The Lawn
Growing Zones
Zone 2, Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Soil Moisture
Dry, Average
Mature Height
14-18" tall
Bulb Spacing
9 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom Time
Early spring


Growing Emperor Tulips (Tulipa fosteriana): Like their close relatives the Wildflower Tulips, Emperors greet the spring as the first Tulip blooms of the season, and they are reliably perennial, returning year after year. Emperor Tulips produce huge flowers with petals that spread out luxuriously, blooming on tall, sturdy stems for a spectacular display in gardens and cut flower bouquets. Emperor Tulips perennialize readily, so you can plant once and enjoy the display for years to come. To encourage their return, plant in full sun with well-drained soil, where they can stay as dry as possible when dormant. After flowering is done, allow foliage to die back naturally to feed the bulbs for next season’s blooms.