Parrot tulips are the flashiest and most exotic of all tulips. Every blossom is a work of art!
A parrot tulip’s petals are its most distinctive feature. They're broader than other types of tulips and are decorated with fringe, ruffles, puckers, and dimples. All this texture gives the already large flowers even more volume. And, as the blossoms mature, their petals twist and turn, so each flower develops its own unique personality. These extroverted tulips beg to be admired up close. They're fun to photograph and are fabulous in bouquets.
Parrot tulips appreciate being planted in a slightly protected location. This makes them particularly good for perennial gardens, where they can be sheltered by nearby plants. Since parrot tulips are such great cut flowers, they're ideal for cutting gardens. Check out the photos below to see some of our favorites.
Bright Parrot. Turn heads with these extra-large, extra-bright tulips. Their petals are a swirl of canary yellow and tomato red. Deeply fringed edges add to the drama. Lots of personalities for your late spring garden and fabulous in bouquets.
Silver Parrot. One of the loveliest of all parrot tulips. Silver Parrot's giant flowers have shapely white petals and a pale pink blush. Flamingo pink brushstrokes decorate and accentuate the fringed edges. This tulip's striking, variegated foliage displays a wide white margin around each leaf.
Red Bright Parrot. Looking for tulips with curb appeal? These brilliant, fire engine red parrot tulips will attract every eye. Up close, you'll be captivated by the crimped and twisted petals that make each blossom completely unique. Beautiful buds, too. Bright Red Parrot is also a fantastic cut flower, on its own or in mixed bouquets.
White Parrot. Few flowers can compete with the grace and elegance of this pure white parrot tulip. Its petals are large, deeply cupped and delicately flecked with green. Lovely on their own (especially in part shade) and good companions for other tulips such as Black Parrot, shown here.