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Tulipa 'Purissima'


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Plant type

Spring-blooming bulb

Flower colour






Skill level


Tulipa 'Purissima'

Plant details

Fosteriana group tulips are easy to grow and single, bowl-shaped blooms appear in mid-spring. 'Purissima', sometimes known as 'White Emperor', has beautiful white to creamy white flowers which contrast well with dark coloured tulips, such as 'Apeldorn'. The Royal Horticultural Society have given it their prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM) which is for plants of outstanding excellence.

Family: Liliaceae

Genus: Tulipa

Cultivar: Purissima

Plant type: Spring-blooming bulb

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 35cm

Time to plant: November to November

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