Parrot tulip

Tulipa 'Rai'

Parrot tulip - Tulipa  'Rai'

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

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

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.45 m (45 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.10 m (10 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Green, Purple, Red
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


Sumptuous shades of purple plum and green form irregular patterns on the ornately ruffled and fringed petals. A truly opulent tulip that will be a superb addition to the bedding scheme. These are one of the best tulips for using as cut flowers because not only do they have impressive flowers but their stems create interesting shapes in the vase.

  • 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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