Tulipa Parrot group
Single flowered varieties with laciniate (split/cut), curled and twisted petals. Mainly late flowering. Stem of variable length depending on the variety.
What You Need To Know Before You Plant:
When Will This Flower Bloom?
When Should I Buy and Plant These Bulbs?
What Kind of Light Does This Bulb Prefer?
Full sun to partial shade
What Color Will the Flower Be?
See 'popular varieties'
How Far Apart Should I Plant These Bulbs?
4 in / 10 cm
How Deep Should I Dig?
7 in / 18 cm
How Tall Will It Grow?
14-20 in / 35-50 cm
Recommended Number of Bulbs Per Square Foot?
Is It Deer/Critter Resistant?
How Can I Best Use It in My Landscaping?
In flower beds, borders and as cutflowers.
Other Popular Varieties
'Apricot Parrot' (bright apricot), 'Black Parrot' (violet-black), 'Blue Parrot' (mauve-blue), 'Estella Rijnveld' (red and creamy white), 'Fantasy' (pink), 'Flaming Parrot' (yellow and red) and Rococo (fire red, some yellow).
About the Family
The genus's native range ranges from as far West as Southern Europe, North Africa, Anatolia and Iran to the Northwest of China. The tulip's centre of diversity is in the Pamir, Hindu Kush and Tien Shan mountains. Although tulips are nowadays often associated with The Netherlands, commercial cultivation of the bulbs and flowers began during the Ottoman Empire. The name is ultimately derived from the Persian 'dulband' (turban). These days it is by far the most popular bulbous plant. Tulips are to Holland what champagne is to France: a national treasure. Cultivated there since the end of the 16th Century, tulips are grown by the billions (capital B) today, with the majority of them being exported either as bulbs or as cut flowers. Currently there are more than 3,000 cultivated varieties registered, with more being added (after sometimes years of hybridizing- and selection-procedures) to replace older varieties or to introduce yet another brand new type or color combination.Read More About the Family