Every purchase supports the work of the RHS Every purchase supports the work of the RHS
  • parrot tulip bulbs
  • Eventual height: 0.55m
  • Eventual spread: 0.1m

Tulipa 'Black Parrot'

parrot tulip bulbs

RHS award of garden merit £3.99 £2.00
50% off tulip bulbs
Pot size 5 bulbs
5 bulbs
Quantity
  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: May
  • 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
Share

Goes well with...

  • RHS long handled bulb planter
    RHS long handled bulb planter
    £32.99 Buy
  • Artemisia ludoviciana Silver Queen
    Artemisia ludoviciana 'Silver Queen'
    £9.99 Buy
  • Astelia Silver Shadow (PBR)
    Astelia 'Silver Shadow' (PBR)
    £19.99 Buy
  • De Wit hand bulb planter
    De Wit hand bulb planter
    £21.99 £18.69 Buy
  • De Wit tulip and daffodil bulb planter
    De Wit tulip and daffodil bulb planter
    £46.99 £39.94 Buy
  • Bulb starter with rootgrow
    Bulb starter with rootgrow
    £5.99 Buy
  • Terracotta bulb bowl
    Terracotta bulb bowl
    £18.99 Buy
  • Stainless steel long handled bulb planter
    Stainless steel long handled bulb planter
    £34.99 Buy
  • Bulb fibre
    Bulb fibre
    £3.49 Buy
  • Long handled bulb planter
    Long handled bulb planter
    £17.99 Buy
  • Tulipa Black Hero
    Tulipa 'Black Hero'
    £5.99 £3.0 Buy
  • Tulipa Red Hat
    Tulipa 'Red Hat'
    £4.99 £2.5 Buy