Black Parrot Tulips Bulbs

Tulips Parrot Tulip Black Parrot

Black Parrot

Almost black Tulip of perfect Parrot form with beautifully laciniated petals. One of the oldest parrot tulips but still one of the best Sport of 'Philippe de Comines'. first raised 1937.

Height: 50cm / 20"

RHS Award of Garden Merit: RHS Award of Garden Merit

Flowering Time: May

Primary Colour: Purple

£9.60 for 10 £41.50 for 50
  • Long Description
  • Time for planting

As its name suggests, Black Parrot is an almost black Parrot Tulip, a form 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. Black Parrot is one of the oldest Parrot Tulips still in circulation but has yet to be surpassed. These immense flowers are strikingly beautiful and give a rich ornamental effect in the garden.  It also holds an 'RHS Garden of Merit' award. Black Parrot grows to 50cm.

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.