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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

photo by Richard Bloom, copyright GAP Photos (56244)

Plant details

Parrot tulips are gorgeously coloured, with deeply fringed, frilled and wavy petals. Altogether extravagant in appearance, they are quite spectacular massed in the right spot in the garden with their very large heavy heads, they are vulnerable to wind and rain, and too lavish for the usual spring bedding schemes. They are best grown as a display on their own, in borders or containers, and either as a mixture or in groups of single varieties. 'Black Parrot' is just one of the variously coloured Parrot Group, with large blooms, strong stems and an exotic appeal. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it their prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

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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