Parrot tulip

Tulipa 'Rococo'

Parrot tulip - Tulipa  'Rococo'

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

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, Red
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: May

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

The petals of this spectacular tulip are a delicious velvety red edged in fire engine-red and flamed with fine green markings. Finally the entire flower has a soft blue sheen which seems to intensify further. As with all parrot tulips these also boast deeply cut petals which give them a fringed look. These are one of the best for cut flowers as 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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