WOW!® Parrot Tulip Collection

WOW!® Parrot Tulip Collection

A Feather in Your Gardening Hat

There truly aren't enough words to describe parrot tulips, a group that includes some of the most beautiful and colourful of all tulips. These flowers begin life as plump, green buds and remain entirely green until they open, when they start transforming into large, kaleidoscopic blooms reminiscent of a parrot's plumage.
Our Dutch tulip pros have selected some of the finest varieties available for this Parrot Tulip Collection. The bulbs you'll receive were bred to produce large, cup-shaped, multiplehued flowers—all with those signature feather-like petals—with no two exactly alike. They will add colour, texture and drama to your landscape like nothing you've ever seen!

About Parrot Tulips
These magnificent tulips have huge, cup-shaped blooms with ruffled and fringed petals that take on a feathery appearance. Add in their profuse splashes and streaks of brilliant colour, and the flowers evoke the image of a certain tropical bird known for mimicking human speech!
Growers in Holland started cultivating parrot tulips during the 18th century. With their vivid hues, exotic look and large flowers measuring nearly 5" across, these showy varieties deserve a prominent location in your garden bed, border or vase where they can be on full display.

Includes 6 each of Yellow Madonna Parrot, Black Parrot, Rainbow Parrot, Apricot Parrot and Super Parrot
  • Yellow Madonna Parrot: The supple, plumy petals on the outside of each large flower can range in colour from golden yellow to soft yellow to almost white. The outer petals are boldly accented by dark green markings. Height: 16-18".
  • Rainbow Parrot: Lavish, fragrant variety features a full, feathery form highlighted by splashes of yellow, green and rich brownish red. Plant in a seasonal border or use as a striking addition to fresh-cut arrangements. Grows 12–14" tall.
  • Black Parrot: This beloved tulip's dark, wavy, heavily frilled blooms appear in late spring. The exterior of the petals is deep purple while the inside is blackish purple. An excellent choice for cut-flower arrangements. Grows 20–22" tall.
  • Super Parrot: Super white, super fringed flowers are marked with dark green flames and streaks that are mostly visible on the outer petals. Elegant, deeply cut blooms open wide, nearly flattening out. Lovely in a vase or bouquet. Grows 16" tall..
  • Apricot Parrot: With its kaleidoscope of colours, it electrifies border plantings and garden beds. A fabulously feathery flower, it boasts a bright orange-apricot coat accented with shades of bright pink and vivid green. Fragrant. Grows 16–18" tall.
  • Light

    Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Size

    11+ cm bulb
  • Zone

  • Bloom Time

    Mid Spring, Late spring
  • Height

    12 - 22 inches
  • Soil Requirement

    Well drained
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  • Botanical NameTulipa parrot
  • FormBulb
  • Hardiness Zone3-8
  • Flowering TimeMid Spring, Late spring
  • Light RequirementsFull Sun, Partial Shade
  • Flower ColorCollection of various colors
  • Flower FormFeathery looking petals
  • Foliage TypeGray-green, linear or broadly ovate.
  • Growth RateMedium
  • Height/Habit12 - 22 inches
  • Spread3 - 6 inches
  • Planting Instructions6" deep and 3-6" apart
  • Soil RequirementsWell drained
  • Will TolerateAcidic Soil, Clay Soil, Loamy Soil, Sandy Soil
  • PruningOnly dead heading. It is important to let the foliage mature and die down naturally, do not cut back. Next year's bloom is being developed

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Based on the contents of your order we always strive to ship your order complete, and as early as possible in the planting season to allow for the best root development once planted.

To promote optimum stress protection in transit and your success in the garden, bareroot perennials are kept in the ground in our nurseries until fully dormant. In the Fall these plants tend to arrive at the later end of the shipping window above.

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Bulb and perennial shipments direct from Holland are harvested in July and August dependent on the season and crop. Once fully inspected and packaged they are shipped direct to you in the most efficient manner to follow the dates above.

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Please note that we cannot ship outside the 48 contiguous states.

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  • Bulbs from Holland

    Bulb and perennial shipments direct from Holland are harvested in July and August dependent on the season and crop. Once fully inspected and packaged they are shipped direct to you in the most efficient manner based on the dates below.

    Zones Shipping Dates Last Order Date
    3A - 5B 9/4/23 - 12/8/23 12/4/23
    6A - 7B 9/11/23 - 12/8/23 12/4/23
    8A - 10B 9/18/23 - 12/8/23 12/4/23
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    Up to $40.00 order $10.95
    $40.01 to $60.00 $14.95
    $60.01 to $80.00 $16.95
    $80.01 to $100.00 $18.95
    $100.01 to over $20.95
  • Bulbs from Holland
    Zones Shipping Dates
    3AB - 10AB 9/19/22 - 12/9/22
    Last Order Date 12/5/22
  • Bareroot Perennials
    Zones Shipping Dates Last Order Date
    3 - 6 10/10/22 - 11/11/22 11/7/22
    7 - 10 10/10/22 - 11/25/22 11/21/22
  • Hedges and Shrubs
    Zones Shipping Dates Last Order Date
    3 - 7 10/3/22 - 11/4/22 10/31/22
    8 - 10 10/3/22 - 11/18/22 11/14/22
  • House Plants
    Zones Shipping Dates Last Order Date
    3AB - 6AB 7/11/22 - 10/21/22 10/17/2022
    7AB - 10AB 7/11/22 - 11/4/22 10/31/22
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    $40.01 to $60.00 $14.95
    $60.01 to $80.00 $16.95
    $80.01 to $100.00 $18.95
    $100.01 to over $20.95

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