Tulipa 'Black Parrot'

Tulipa 'Black Parrot'

Tulip

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Tulipa 'Black Parrot'
  • Common name: Tulip
  • Plant type: Bulb

Height: 50cm

Spread: 15cm

Flower colour:
  • Purple
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Flowers

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Tulipa 'Black Parrot' bears dramatic, blackish-purple, cup-shaped flowers with irregularly cut wavy petals on sturdy stems, in contrast with strap-like, grey-green leaves. It looks spectacular when planted with white-flowered tulips in the ornamental border, and makes a striking cut flower.

Grow Tulipa 'Black Parrot' in well-drained soil in full sun. To encourage flowering the following year, deadhead spent blooms to prevent the bulb using its energy on producing seed, and feed with a high-potash fertiliser. Allow foliage to fully die down after flowering. Alternatively, treat as an annual.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Front, Middle
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Maintenance: Prefers rich soil
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: Purgative if ingested

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