Blue Parrot Tulip Bulbs

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Tulipa Blue Parrot

The remarkable things about the Blue Parrot tulip are its enormous size and its astonishing colour. It is a veritable giant, weighing in at 60 cm tall and with a huge and perfectly laciniated (technical term here meaning fringed!) indefinable mauvey-blue flower. The petals on this monster bloom really do resemble feathers in the way that the colour is distributed, and the texture has that satiny sheen and slightly crinkled and crushed look advocated by Yohji Yamamoto back in the 90s. You therefore will not be surprised to learn that it is a show-stopper of a tulip and will draw gasps of admiration from anyone who sees it. Sometimes it is impossible to believe it is a real, and not a silk flower.

Tulips in your garden

Almost outlandish in their ability to ornament a garden, you can either exaggerate their frills and swags with other flamboyant tulips like Black Parrot or the yellow Crystal Star  or tone it down by choosing simpler formed tulips like Atlantis or Queen of Night which flower at the same time. Parrot tulips do look spectacular in large pots or urns but will need some support, unless you grow lots together. Because of their height they will stand out even in the middle of a border and can be cleverly integrated with pink and purple colour schemes. Being the exotic creatures that they are, they do not like cold and wet conditions so place them in a sheltered spot, away from wind and the worst of the weather. The sheer originality of this tulip makes it a florist's dream too.

Features

  • Height: 60 cm
  • Colour: Mauve-blue
  • Flowering time: mid-May
  • Size of flower: up to 12 cm
  • Scent: none
  • Group: Parrot
  • Bulb size: 10/11 cm
  • Foliage: mid-green

Titbits about Parrot tulips

These tulips were developed from some of the late flowering and from the Triumph tulips. As a consequence they can flower at different times and be different heights. Parrots feature in many cultures and societies, but perhaps the one to bring to mind so that you will always smile when you see your parrot tulip is that ridiculous Monty Python Dead Parrot sketch!

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