Flaming Parrot Tulips Bulbs

Tulips Parrot Tulip Flaming Parrot

Flaming Parrot

The outside of the flower is creamy yellow, feathered rosy red, inside deep lemon with blood red markings. A truly outstanding Parrot Sport of 'red parrot', raised 1968

Height: 70cm / 28"

RHS Award of Garden Merit: RHS Award of Garden Merit

Flowering Time: May

Primary Colour: Yellow

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Flaming Parrot is a creamy yellow Parrot Tulip feathered rosy red. Parrot Tulips are a form named as such due to their fringed, feather like petals and vivid wide array of colours with the first Parrot Tulips being 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. Flaming Parrot grows to 70cm.

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.