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PlantFiles: Parrot Tulip
Tulipa 'Fantasy'

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

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Division 10 - Parrot

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

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)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Flowers are good for cutting

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

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

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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

Introduction in 1910. 'Fantasy' has given us since then many other sports of parrot tulips.

Positive grampapa On May 19, 2007, grampapa from Wheatfield, NY (Zone 6a) wrote:

This is one of my favorite tulips. It has been blooming for me for 3 seasons now. It's a very large bloom, gorgeous color; very deep pink on the inside and lighter on the outside with green 'feathers'. The petals are deeply textured.


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

North Tonawanda, New York
Norristown, Pennsylvania
Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

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