Parrot tulip

Tulipa 'Silver Parrot'

Parrot tulip - Tulipa  'Silver Parrot'

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

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: Pink, White
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: May

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

From pink-flushed silvery buds ruffled irregulaly-shaped petals open to show their slightly darker pink interiors. A graceful tulip which forms big open cups when mature. Its interesting shape and soft colouring makes it a good partner for more formal looking cultivars with stronger pink tones.

  • 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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