Parrot tulip

Tulipa 'Apricot Parrot'

Parrot tulip - Tulipa  'Apricot Parrot'

Common Name: Parrot tulip
Genus: Tulipa
Cultivar: 'Apricot Parrot'

Category: Bulbs, Corms, Tubers & Rhizomatous Plants
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Makes good cut flowers

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.60 m (60 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.10 m (10 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Orange
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: May

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained




    Apricot coloured petals that look ruffled and crumpled and are flushed with yellow and sometimes green make these exceptionally beautiful parrot tulips for late spring borders. To prevent the exotic flowers from toppling over they're best planted close together in a sunny sheltered well-drained spot. These spectacular flowers make great cut flowers.

  • Garden care: In September to December plant bulbs 15-20cm deep and 10-15cm apart in fertile well-drained soil. Alternatively allow 7-9 bulbs per 30cm sq. After flowering dead-head and apply a balanced liquid fertiliser each week for the first month. Once the foliage has died down naturally lift the bulbs and store in a cool greenhouse.


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