Parrot tulips have appealingly contorted petals with frilled edges and rich colours. Tulip Elsenburg Parrot bulbs produce large luxuriant flowers with nearly white sepals and a rich pink interior colour. This variety makes excellent, long-lasting cut flowers. It looks spectacular in mass plantings, but quite elegant in containers as well. Plant tulip bulbs a good 15cm (6") deep, and work a bit of bone meal into the soil around each planting. These are perennial plants that will come back year after year in Zones 4 and up. It's smart to lift the bulbs every three years or so and divide them to expand the planting. Six bulbs per package.
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Bulbs are easy to plant and easy to grow. Flower Bulbs are broken down into two very general groups – Fall planting bulbs benefit from sitting in cold soil. Spring planting bulbs do not require cold soil to trigger flowering. Fall planting bulbs can be planted any time between late September and January, but most gardeners plant fall bulbs in October and November, about the same time you would plant garlic. Fall planting bulbs will bloom the following spring and early summer. Spring planting bulbs should be sunk into the ground in March and April. They tend to bloom later in the spring, into mid-summer. Follow along with this handy How to Grow Bulbs Guide and grow some colour.