Tulip - Blue Parrot / Bulb 4pk
Tulipa Blue Parrot Dutch Tulip Bulbs

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*Availability Status: Out of season - Expected avail early fall 2019
*Average Plant Shipping Size: Four large, high quality bulbs per order

*No Shipments to California, Alaska, or Hawaii

Our Price: $6.95

Product Code: TULBLP4

Tulipa 'Blue Parrot' - Mid Blooming Parrot Tulip

Overall Description

Blue Parrot belongs to the Parrot class of Tulip, and blooms in mid spring - slightly later than the early blooming varieties. Blooms are typical cup shaped, but have a frilled edge, and a unusual violet blue coloration. Blooms are huge, and very long lasting - much more so than typical tulip varieties. Centers of each cup shaped bloom is dark purple with a slight bronze tinge. A truly remarkable Tulip variety that is a bit uncommon, and definitely worth adding to a Tulip Lover's collection.

Best planted at a depth of 5" - 6" anytime in mid fall thru winter. Suggested planting is 3 - 4 bulbs per sq ft for good density once sprouted & blooming. Blue Parrot Tulips are early to mid bloomers in spring, with blooming beginning in late March to early April in warmer zones - slightly later in colder areas of the country.

We offer our Tulipa 'Blue Parrot' Tulip bulbs in a 4 pk, and guarantee them to be of excellent size & quality.

Plant Facts & Specifications

--Mature Height : 18" - 22" ( 22" is expected bloom height )

--Mature Width : 3" - 5" per bulb

--Growth Rate :
Early to mid spring bloomer if planted in fall / winter

--Hardiness Zones :
4 - 8

--Sun Exposure :
Full to partial sun ( best color in partial sun )

--Soil Preference :
Average to slightly sandy - well drained

--Foliage Color & Texture :
Typical green Tulip style blade foliage

--Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts :
Flowers - cup / bowl shaped blooms that are a soft violet / blue color with a purple center. Blooming begins in late April in warmer zones, and early May in cooler zones.

--Diseases / Insects :
Nothing serious, but always be watchful for the occasional snail or slug

--Recommended Spacing :
3 - 4 bulbs per square foot of soil is recommended for optimal density & blooming once bulbs push out.

--Deer Resistance Rating :
Lowest Resistance [ 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8- 9 - 10 ] Highest Resistance

--Fertilization / Feeding :
For maximum health & hardiness, we highly recommend a good grade granular ( preferably organic ) fertilizer / plant food for use with all of our plant species. We personally use, and recommend the Espoma line of organic plant foods, as they are super effective yet gentle enough to use on even the most delicate of evergreen species where fertilizer burn would normally be a major concern. However, a water soluble type plant food (Miracle Gro, or equivalent ) are also acceptable options. Other granular fertilizers with a 6 - 12 - 12, or 10 - 10 - 10 ratio can also be used - but we suggest using them at 1/2 - 3/4 strength to avoid any chemical burn issues to the root system of the plants. Best to fertilize in early spring, and again in mid fall - avoid feeding standard chemical fertilizers during hot summer months, and directly after transplanting. The Espoma Organic Plant Foods may be used at anytime.

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