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  • parrot tulip bulbs
  • Eventual height: 0.55m
  • Eventual spread: 0.1m

Tulipa 'Black Parrot'

parrot tulip bulbs

RHS award of garden merit £3.99
Pot size 5 bulbs
5 bulbs
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  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: May
  • Flower colour: dark maroon-black
  • Other features: excellent cut-flowers
  • Hardiness: fully hardy
  • Bulb size: 11/12

    Dramatic, blackish-purple, cup-shaped flowers with irregularly cut wavy petals in May and strap-like, grey-green leaves. These spectacular black parrot tulips, one of the darkest varieties currently available, make excellent cut-flowers. To prevent the exotic flowers from flopping they're best planted close together in a sunny, sheltered, well-drained spot.

  • Garden care: In September to December plant bulbs 15-20cm deep and 10-15cm apart in fertile, well-drained soil. Alternatively, allow 7-9 bulbs per 30cm sq. After flowering dead-head and apply a balanced liquid fertiliser each week for the first month. Once the foliage has died down naturally lift the bulbs and store in a cool greenhouse.

  • Harmful if eaten/may cause skin allergy
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