Parrot Tulip
Tulipa 'Blue Parrot'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Tulipa (TOO-li-pa) (Info)
Cultivar: Blue Parrot
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Division:

Division 10 - Parrot

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Red

Blue-Violet

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Blue-Green

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Washington, Illinois

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On May 22, 2007, saya from Heerlen
Netherlands (Zone 8b) wrote:

Breeder/hybridizer: J.F.C. Dix, 1935. Sport from 'Blue Aimable' (Single Late,1916).

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On Jan 16, 2006, Gabrielle from (Zone 5a) wrote:

I ordered this from a well known catalog company, and was hoping it would be as feathery as the one pictured there. I was disappointed that it wasn't. It seems most of their pictures are touched up. It is a nice enough tulip, but look at the pictures here before ordering to make sure it is what you really want. Blooms April-May in my garden.