Tulip Apricot Parrot
Tulip Apricot Parrot
Tulip Apricot Parrot
Tulip Apricot Parrot
Tulip Apricot Parrot
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Tulip 'Apricot Parrot'

Incredibly flamboyant flowers!
  • Huge, frilly bowl shaped apricot-pink flowers with splashes of yellow on green on the petals.
  • Tall and blowsy, the extravagant flowers gradually open out almost flat, showing off their stunning colours.
  • Use them to fill pots, planters and beds en masse for a stunning effect.
  • A superb cut flower for bold vase displays.
  • Supplied as 12 bulbs, size 10/11, ready to plant in autumn, growing to a height of 60 cm (2 ft) and width of 15 cm (6 in).

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Parrot varieties are without doubt the most extravagant of all the tulips and ‘Apricot Parrot’ is no exception, with its incredible flower colour and shape.

Erupting from attractive grey-green foliage, the rounded green buds open to huge, bowl shaped flowers in the most gorgeous shade of apricot-pink with petal splashed with yellow and a little green. As they age, the flowers open almost flat like plates, showing off their stunning colours. Unusually for tulips, they even have a light, sweet scent!
Stunning planted in large groups in pots and flower borders, these are incredibly impressive tulips and wonderful cut flowers for luxurious indoor arrangements.

Fully deserving its coveted RHS Award of Garden Merit, you can be sure that this is a proven garden performer, guaranteed to be suitable for UK gardeners at every level of experience. You can therefore plant this in the garden with confidence, for stunning displays for many years to come.

Tulips are very easy to grow and care for and can be left in the ground after flowering as long as it’s well drained, so you’ll get another wonderful display the following year as they slowly naturalise and spread, or they can be dug up and stored over winter before replanting the following autumn.

Supplied as 12 bulbs, size 10/11, ready to plant in autumn, growing to a height of 60 cm (2 ft) and width of 15 cm (6 in).

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Item 600314 supplied as:

Supplied as 12 bulbs, size 10/11.

Harmful if eaten/may cause skin allergy.

Plant Care Information

RHS Garden Merit
RHS Garden Merit
Perfect In Pots
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Winter Hardy
Cut Flower
Cut Flower
Easy To Grow
Easy To Grow

Top Tips

  • Plant in a sheltered position to protect blooms from high winds and heavy rain.
  • Add mycorrhizal fungi to the roots before planting to encourage faster and more reliable establishment.

Care Information

Planting Advice for your Tulip Bulbs

  • Plant bulbs at twice the depth of the height of the bulb and four times their width apart. e.g. 5cm tall bulbs need to be planted 10cm below the surface of the ground and 20cm apart.
  • They are fine to plant even if a little green growth is showing, they’ll just need a good watering when you plant them, and then only when the soil is dry.
  • Leave them in the ground once they die back for flowers again next year.
  • While all the energy that a bulb needs in order to grow is stored in the bulb itself, they will do better if you feed them when in active green growth.
  • Plant in herbaceous borders, in pots, or leave in the ground to naturalise.
  • If planted in pots be sure to water frequently and keep moist.

Aftercare Advice

  • Tulips can be planted as late as November, but it’s best to get your bulbs in the ground so that they can establish a good root system before the weather becomes too cold.
  • Plant in herbaceous borders, in pots, or leave in the ground to naturalise.
    Water frequently and if in pots ensure that the compost doesn't dry out.

Tidying your Tulips

  • Once flowering is over, it is important to leave the leaves on your tulips until they have died right down, usually by early summer. This allows the bulb to store food and produce flowers the following year.
  • While it is recommended that bulbs are dug up and dried in the summer sun, modern thought is that there is no real benefit from doing this and many gardeners now leave bulbs where they are.

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Fully Grown Plant Dimensions (approx)

Plant Dimensions
60 cm
15 cm
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