Today’s featured flower is the Red Emperor Tulip.
They don’t last long but the show that they put on is just incredible for a few short weeks.
Emperor tulips are old hybrids, but have been one of US gardeners favorites from the beginning days of gardening.
No tulip display would be complete without Red Emperors. And if you’ve never planted them, you’re in for a real treat.
This Red Emperor Tulip has a vivid red color
The perennial bulb is easy to grow:
- It grows in all light conditions from half shade to full sun.
- Bloom time is early spring
- The flower grows to 14-16 inches tall
- Plant the bulbs in the fall in average soil that drains well
- Is somewhat drought tolerant.
- Grows in zones 3 to 8 as a perennial.
Photo credit: American Meadows.