Tulipa 'White Parrot'
parrot tulip bulbs
The floral version of swansdown with quilted petals often feathered in green. The flowers that swoon in sunlight - surround them with a neat ruff of dark violas or let them bob about under taller dark tulips.
- Position: full sun
- Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: May
- Flower colour: white
- Other features: excellent cut-flowers
- Hardiness: fully hardy
- Bulb size: 12/14
Large ivory white petals that are deeply feathered, curled or twisted top stems that relax over time creating interesting shapes. As the flowers mature they open right out so they almost look flat. Plant these in a sheltered spot though as they are quite sensitive to cold, wet weather.
- 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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