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parrot tulip bulbs

Tulipa 'Black Parrot'

parrot tulip bulbs

£3.99  
Availability: to order from summer 5 bulbs

Product description

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: May
  • Hardiness: fully hardy
  • Bulb size: 11/12

    Dramatic, blackish-purple, cup-shaped flowers with irregularly cut wavy petals in May and strap-like, grey-green leaves. These spectacular black parrot tulips, one of the darkest varieties currently available, make excellent cut-flowers. To prevent the exotic flowers from flopping they're best planted close together in a sunny, sheltered, well-drained spot.

  • 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.

  • Harmful if eaten/may cause skin allergy

“A spangled, starling-blend of black petals heavily ruched and gathered in and marked in emerald green feathering - makes a dramatic cockade in late April and May.”

Val Bourne - Garden Writer