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    AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Tulipa 'Apricot Parrot' (10)

tulip 'Apricot Parrot'

AGM plants

AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

  • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
  • Available to buy
  • Of good constitution
  • Essentially stable in form & colour
  • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases
tulip 'Apricot Parrot'

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  • Other common names tulip 'Apricot Parrot'

  • Genus Tulipa are bulbous perennials with characteristic flowers, in a wide range of colours, in spring

  • Family Liliaceae / Liliaceae

  • Details 'Apricot Parrot' is a perennial bulb to 60cm, with greyish-green, lance-shaped leaves and solitary, apricot-yellow flowers flushed with pink and with strongly fringed margins

  • Horticultural Group Parrot Group tulips have single flowers, open cup-shaped, the tepals with finely cut margins and usually striped with contrasting colours, opening in mid to late spring

Characteristics

  • Foliage Deciduous

  • Habit Clump-forming

  • Toxicity Ingestion may cause severe discomfort

  • Hardiness

    Hardiness ratings

    All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

    • H1a - Under glass all year (>15C)
    • H1b - Can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15)
    • H1c - Can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10)
    • H2 - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5)
    • H3 - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1)
    • H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)
    • H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
    • H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)
    • H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)
    Old hardiness ratings

    While we update our systems with the new hardiness ratings you may still see old hardiness ratings in your search results. These are denoted as 'Old'.

    • H1 - Requires heated glass
    • H2 - Requires unheated glass
    • H3 - Hardy outside in some regions of the UK
    • H4 - Hardy throughout the UK
    • H1 + H3 - Requires heated glass but may be grown outside in summer

    For full details of the hardiness ratings see

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    H6

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Aspect South-facing or East-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered

Soil

  • Chalk

    Loam

  • Chalk

    Sand

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • MoistureWell-drained

  • SoilLoam, Sand, Chalk

  • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height

    0.5-1 metres

  • Ultimate spread

    0-0.1 metre

  • Time to ultimate height

    1-2 years

How to grow

Cultivation Plant 10 to 15cm deep in fertile, well-drained soil with shelter from strong winds and protection from excessive wet

Propagation Propagate by lifting and separating offsets

Suggested planting locations and garden types Flower borders and beds Cut Flowers Garden Edging City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants

How to care

Pruning No pruning required

Pests Stem and bulb eelworm and slugs may be a problem

Diseases May be subject to tulip fire and bulb rots

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