Like a vivid kaleidoscope, this heavily feathered, award-winning parrot tulip boasts a bright orange-apricot coat accented with shades of bright pink and vivid green. Yet despite its flashy facade, Apricot Parrot is a sweetly romantic tulip cultivar with soft, supple petals and a delicate, light perfume. It makes a perfect complement to traditional, single-hued tulips in border displays and mid-spring garden beds. Landscapes with plenty of sunny sites are ideal spaces for this uniquely lovely variety. Like most tulips, it is easy to grow and maintain, requiring only well-drained soil to thrive. Your customers will love these beautiful tulips in fresh bouquets and floral arrangements, too.
Hardiness Zones 3-8
Mature Height 16 - 18 inches
Bloom Time Mid to late spring (April-May)
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Plant 6 deep and 4-6" apart in well-drained soil in full to part shade.
Soil Moisture :
Well-drained soil is essential, do not let the soil dry out during the spring.
Will Tolerate :
Acidic Soil, Clay Soil, Loamy Soil, Sandy Soil
Pruning Instructions :
Only 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
Winter Care :
In colder areas a mulch is advisable
Planting Depth :
Watering Requirements :
Average water needs. Only necessary when the soil dries out in spring.
Fertilization Requirements :
Once per year in spring
Special Care :
K. van Bourgondien times its shipments from Holland so that bulbs arrive at the proper planting time
climatic conditions) for each area of North America.
We take advance reservations, and then just as soon as the crops are
harvested, our staff of K.
van Bourgondien experts makes an on-the-spot selection of the finest bulbs available to fill those
We will pack and ship your order based on the following schedules.
Orders for gift certificates will be shipped immediately.
Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship any plant items from late June through August.
General merchandise will be shipped with your plant order.
The type of product you order or the weather in our area or yours may affect the anticipated
schedule.Large orders may be shipped in more than one
package.Your order confirmation will have an estimated shipping time.When your order is actually shipped you will be sent
an updated shipping estimate.You may check your order status at any time on this website using your email or account number
provided on your order confirmation.Please note that we cannot ship outside of the 48
contiguous states. Click here for zone map.
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