Deep maroon fimbriated petals with deeper, almost black feathered patterns. The inner petals are even darker, and the flower opens wide to show them off. For colouring and form it is hard to go past and it is useful for creating contrast in the garden. Tulip ‘Black Parrot’ flowers late season.
True extroverts, Parrot Tulips are colourful, frilled and flamboyant and can create quite a stir in the garden. Their ravishing bicoloured, frilled petals are nothing short of decadent. Yet they remain reliable, tough and hardy.
An easy way to remember when to plant your tulips is to do so around Mother`s Day! This timing is ideal because by this time of year the soil has cooled sufficiently for planting.
All our bulbs are ready to grow; they do not need to be chilled, which is one less thing to do.
It is a good idea to prepare the soil for their arrival by adding some delicious organic matter. Tulips need good drainage and at least six hours sun a day to flower at their best. Plant the bulbs 15-20cm deep with the pointed end up. Space your tulips 10-15cm apart, planting closer for a more spectacular show.
In most areas it is recommended you lift and store your Tulip bulbs once their foliage has browned. You don’t need to do this if you live in an area with frost, the soil is shaded or mulched through summer and the ground does not become soggy during their dormant period. In every other case it is recommended.
Cool to Sub-Tropical
Full Sun to Light Shade