Tulip Parrot Negrita

Tulip Parrot Negrita – a beautiful, feathery edged parrot. Their petals are coloured purple with green markings. These tulips will flower in late April to early May and will reach around 45-50cm in height.

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Specifications:

  • Colour: Purple
  • Height: 45cm
  • Bulb Size: 10/12cm

    Good For:

    • Beds and borders
    • Cut flowers
    • Pots and containers

    How to grow:

    • Hardiness: Hardy
    • Soil Type: Moist but well drained
    • Position: Full sun, Semi-shade

    More Information

    Tulip Parrot Negrita – a beautiful, feathery edged parrot. Their petals are coloured purple with green markings. These tulips will flower in late April to early May and will reach around 45-50cm in height.

    What are Parrot Tulips?

    Parrot Tulips have ruffled petals, often very brightly coloured, like parrot feathers. They are often bi-coloured and some are tri-coloured. Some think that the flowers curve like a parrot’s beak. They orginate in France, and were brought to Netherlands in the 18th Century.

    When do I plant Tulip bulbs?

    The optimum time to plant tulip bulbs is in Autumn, when the soil has cooled down from October to December, but you can plant as late as January. Plant them in moist soil to activate the growth of the roots before winter.

    How do I plant Tulip bulbs?

    Tulip bulbs start with a good source of moisture and nutrients stored within the bulb, so you don’t need to feed, soak, or prepare them in any way.

    Parrot Tulips are quite top heavy, so should be sheltered from the wind to avoid damage. Plant tulip bulbs 10-15cm deep in well-draining soil. Place 10cm apart to stop the roots competing and the foliage getting cramped. If planting in pots, make sure they have good drainage and lots of room for the roots to develop. Pots can dry out quite quickly so a loam soil is often best.

    How do I store tulip bulbs?

    Once your Tulips are finished, you can deadhead them but do not remove the leaves, the bulbs need these to gather and store the energy needed to flower again the following year.

    Tulip bulbs can be kept in the ground all year round, but you may find that they don’t put on as much of a display as the previous year.

    You can read more about why and how you should lift tulip bulbs.

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