Height: 40 - 45 cm
Flowering period: April, May
Group: Parakeet tulips
Delivery time: August to November
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Features of the Avignon Parrot tulip bulb:
The color of the flower of the Avignon Parrot tulip bulb is orange/red. The color is somewhat lighter along the petals. The heart is yellow as well as the pistil, the stamens are black. The serrated flower stands on a sturdy, light green stem of about 40 cm. When the sun shines, the flower opens wide. The Monarch Parrot tulip bulb makes a good cut flower.
The Avignon Parrot tulip bulb belongs to the group of parakeet or parrot tulips. This group originates from various late-flowering tulips and from tulips belonging to the group of Triumph tulips whose petals are serrated. This combination has resulted in a tulip that is 40 to 50 cm. grows tall and has a very large flower with serrated petals. The bud is green until flowering. Only when the flower opens does the color become visible. The bright yellow pistils are located in the black heart of the flower. The flower can have a diameter of 12 cm. and comes in many colors. The parakeet tulips have a sturdy stem that is very strong. Nevertheless, the plant requires a sheltered place in the garden due to its large flower. Prolonged cold and rainy weather can cause the flowers to blemish. The parakeet or parrot tulip has been named the flower bulb of the year 2013.The best planting time for Avignon Parrot tulip bulbs are the months of October and November. The tulip bulb needs some time to form roots before the first frost comes. If you plant the tulip bulbs before October, there is a risk of frost damage because the tulips will then emerge too early in the spring. The planting depth is 3 x the height of the bulb. In order to bloom in the spring, a tulip bulb needs the indispensable winter. A cold period, which should last at least 9 weeks, preferably with a temperature below 10 degrees Celsius. Tulip bulbs are best planted in well-loosened, not too wet, soil. If they are too wet, the bulbs will rot and there will be no flower. They do well in a spot in the sun or partial shade. Plant tall tulips in a place where they are protected from strong winds to prevent them from blowing over. You can plant the tulip bulbs in groups or scatter the tulip bulbs and plant them where they fell. The latter gives a natural effect. The Avignon Parrot tulip bulbs also do well in a pot or container. One of the most important rules is: ensure good drainage because tulip bulbs cannot withstand too much moisture. After planting, you can bury the pots and cover them with a layer of straw to protect them from freezing. As soon as the tulips come above the ground, the pot can be removed from the ground and placed at its destination.