Tulip 'Black Parrot'

Tulip 'Black Parrot' is an exotic and sultry black tulip – one of the most glamorous flowers you can grow, and a reliable repeater from year to year. More
5 bulbs 260209-5 £3.95

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Tulip 'Black Parrot' is an exotic and sultry black tulip – one of the most glamorous flowers you can grow.

Our tulip bulbs are the best and biggest we can find, from tried and trusted growers. Don't forget that tulips like to be planted late in October and November with the colder weather, and need a little watering if planted in pots.

Genus Tulipa
Group/Species Parrot
Variety Black Parrot
Type Hardy Perennial Bulb
Common Name Tulip
Border Position Front, Middle
Bulb Size 12/+

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Soil Type Acid, Alkaline, Chalky, Clay, Fertile, Heavy Clay, Neutral, Sandy
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Well-drained
Height 45cm (18in)
Spacing Plant pointy end up 10-15cm (4-6in) deep, 8cm (3in) apart. Layer bulbs to a depth of 25-30cm (10-12in) if room is tight. Remember to add plenty of grit if your soil is heavy. For containers, space bulbs 1-2cm (½-1in) apart if planting in a single layer, give them more room, 2-3cm (1-1½in) if planting in a bulb lasagne.
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Plant outdoors October - December.
Care Tips Don't plant tulip bulbs until the cold weather has set in – this helps wipe out viral and fungal diseases. Leave the browning foliage on your tulips until every leaf has died right down – this allows the bulb to store more food and increases the chances of good flowering the following year.
Flowering Late April - May
Vase Life Tulips make supreme cut flowers. Strip the bottom leaves, tie the stems in paper to hold the stems ram-rod straight and leave to drink for at least 3 hours – or overnight. This helps keep the stems straight, but tulips do continue to grow after picking so curves may appear.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Delivery

Bulb Delivery - When in stock, please allow up to 2 weeks for delivery.

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Tulip 'Black Parrot' reviews

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Very disappointing

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Reviewed 27th June 2018 by CHARLOTTE WILLMOTT

All my other Sarah Raven tulips were excellent, but of these only 2 flowered, 2 were blind & 2 others stunted.

DISAPPOINTING

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Reviewed 11th June 2018 by CHARLOTTE WILLMOTT

All my other Sarah Raven tulips ordered and planted at the same time were perfect, but of these only 2 came out, 2 were stunted and 2 were blind.

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for taking time to review our site. We are very sorry to hear that your Tulip 'Black Parrot' failed to grow satisfactorily. If we can help you in any way please do contact our customer service team at info@sarahraven.com or by calling 0345 092 0283 and our team will assist you further.
Kind Regards, The Sarah Raven Team

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Posted 6th July 2018

Tulips

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Reviewed 18th May 2015 by Mary MacEwan

Stunning tulip; ages into to coppery chestnut colour. Beautiful.