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Tulip 'Amazing Parrot'

Tulipa (10: Parrot Group) 'Amazing Parrot'

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H6

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

15cm

10cm

Min

5cm

2 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

Tulip 'Amazing Parrot' Overview

Tulipa 'Amazing Parrot' produces cherry pink ruffled petals that have orange edges and insides. These stunning tulips make a beautiful and striking addition to spring displays. Plant bulbs 3 times their own depth in autumn and only water during periods of drought. They prefer full sun free draining sites making them perfect planted in containers under winter displays ready for the following spring. Alternatively, plant in the kitchen garden and grow for cut flowers. Tulip 'Amazing Parrot' is classified as a Division 10; Parrot tulip. Parrot tulips have feathered petals that can be curled or twisted, and can be multi-coloured. Many have a green spot at the base of their petals.

Common problems with Tulip 'Amazing Parrot'

Can suffer from Tulip fire and bulb rot diseases. Squirrels may dig up and eat the bulbs.

How to harvest Tulip 'Amazing Parrot'

Flowers can be cut for floral arrangements.

How to propagate Tulip 'Amazing Parrot'

Division

Divide bulbs when dormant. A new small bulblet will take three years to develop into a flowering bulb.

Seed

Many hybrids have been developed by crossing special traits - sow seed in Autumn and keep moist.

Bulbs

Bulbs need to be planted pointed end up, 10 to 15 cm deep (4 to 6") during the cold months of late autumn.

Special features of Tulip 'Amazing Parrot'

Attractive flowers

Attracts bees

Bees are attracted to the flowers.

Drought resistant

Survive dry summers in bulb form.

Indoor plant

Can be grown indoors, place in high light areas but limit direct sunlight to early mornings.

Pot plant

Tulips make beautiful potted flowers. Plant in well draining potting medium in enough sunlight to promote flowering. Plant close together for a stunning show.

Other uses of Tulip 'Amazing Parrot'

Suits being grown in all styles of gardens.

Ornamental

Grown for their colourful flowers.

Floristry

Grown commercially for the cut flower industry.

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