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Tulipa 'Black Parrot'

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Key information

Plant type

Spring-blooming bulb

Flower colour

Purple

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

Tulipa 'Black Parrot'

Plant details

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.

Family: Liliaceae

Genus: Tulipa

Cultivar: Black Parrot

Plant type: Spring-blooming bulb

Flower colour: Purple

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 50cm

Spread: 15cm

Time to plant: November to November


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