Parrot tulip

Tulipa 'White Parrot'

Parrot tulip - Tulipa  'White Parrot'

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

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

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.40 m (40 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.10 m (10 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: White
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




Large ivory white petals that are deeply feathered curled or twisted top stems that relax over time creating interesting shapes. As the flowers mature they open right out so they almost look flat. Plant these in a sheltered spot though as they are quite sensitive to cold wet weather.

  • 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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