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Apricot Parrot

A very large Parrot type. The head is apricot cream tinted with rose, carmine and flame. The petals are fantastically fringed and fluted. 

Height: 50cm / 20"

RHS Award of Garden Merit: RHS Award of Garden Merit

Flowering Time: May

Primary Colour: Pink

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Apricot Parrot is a very large Parrot Tulip which is apricot cream with a tint and flame of rose pink. As a form, Parrot Tulips named as such due to their fringed, feather like petals and vivid wide array of colours. The first Parrot Tulips were found in 1665 with the first of the modern era, ‘Fantasy’ being a sport of ‘Clara Butt’: A Darwin tulip. This is quite common now with most of the Parrot Tulips being a sport of Darwin Tulips, resulting in a similar flowering time of May. These immense flowers are strikingly beautiful and give a rich ornamental effect in the garden.  It also holds an 'RHS Garden of Merit' award. Apricot Parrot grows to 50cm. Flowering time Apri-May. Sport of Karel Doorman first raised 1961.

Tulips will thrive in almost any type of soil where there is reasonable drainage. During the growing season they like plenty of moisture but the roots must not stand in water. Be careful not to feed tulips during the growing season as this will produce 'leggy' plants. Plant from October until late December 4 inches deep and approximately 5 to 6 inches apart.

Tulip failures are mostly due to damage by slugs and snails. Apply a slug repellant immediately after planting and repeat at monthly intervals until the plants stand well above the ground.