Tulipa 'Mixed Parrot'


Not just a Dutch treat, Tulips are an essential part of a spring garden. Named because their overlapping petals look like a turban, they offer many flower colors, heights, bloom times and forms. Of the 15 different classes of Tulips, popular are the stately 'Darwins', the whimsical 'Lily-flowered', the multi-flowered 'Cottages', the striped and streaked 'Rembrandts', the feathery 'Parrots' and the dwarf 'Greigii' varieties. There are early-, mid-, or late-blooming varieties, so careful planning provides weeks of bloom. Use modern hybrids in formal beds with Daffodils, Hyacinths, Sweet Allysum or Forget-Me-Nots. Species and dwarf-growing tulips are excellent for open woodland and rock gardens. All can be grown in containers. Some are grown indoors in winter. Excellent cut flowers. Most tulips do best in cold winter climates (Zones 3 to 7). Treat as annuals in warmer areas. Plant in fall. In warm winter areas, bulbs should be given a cold treatment at 40º F in a refrigerator for several weeks before planting. Gophers and mice eat these bulbs, so plant in ¾-inch mesh wire baskets. Watch for aphids.
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These feathery, twisted petals get very large. Coloring is due to a contagious virus, so plant far from solid-colored tulips or lilies. Protect from wind and rain.

Attributes - Tulipa 'Mixed Parrot'

Plant Type: Bulb

Bloom Season: Mid Spring through Late Spring

Flower Color: Pink, Red, Yellow

Height: 1 ft. 8 in. to 2 ft.

Width: 8 in.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Notes: Container Plants, Cut Flowers, Showy Flowers. Susceptible to Aphids, Root Rot, Spider Mites.

Related Plants

Tulipa 'Angelique', Tulipa 'Apeldoorn Elite', Tulipa 'Apricot Beauty', Tulipa 'Darwin Hybrid', Tulipa 'Garden Party', Tulipa 'Queen of Night', Tulipa 'Queen of Sheba', Tulipa 'Red Riding Hood', Tulipa 'Rembrandt Mixed', Tulipa Double Flowering, Tulipa Lily Flowering, Tulipa saxitalis
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