Not quite as blue as its namesake suggests, but definitely at the blue end of the spectrum. At different times of the day you will see more blue in the mauve coloured petals. Tulip ‘Blue Parrot’ has continually impressed us in the fields. It has strong growth, good disease resistance and even lasts well in a vase.
Parrot Tulips are unusual, twisted, kaleidoscopic Tulips with a commanding garden presence.
Tulips may have a reputation as `difficult customers` but in most cases this is undeserved. When you buy a bulb the flower is already pre-formed, ready to bloom. All you need to do is plant them into well drained soil in a sunny spot, fertilise and water, then wait for the show!
A simple way to remember when to plant your tulips is Mother`s Day! It is ideal because by this time of year the soil has cooled sufficiently for planting. It doesn’t have to be on the day but as long as you are around the date.
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 10-20cm 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