Fantasy’ is an exotic and exciting Parrot Tulip. The lush colors of warm salmon-pink with green streaks and white flames are sure to get a lot of attention in any garden. With their eye-catching shape, color and design, these sensational tulips resemble their namesake colorful tropical birds.
Parrot Tulips: These whimsically shaped, unusually-colored tulips have been developed from mutations of certain Late-flowering tulips, and from tulips in the Triumph group. The petals of these tulips are serrated or “fringed”. As the large flowers are exposed to the sun over time, they open so widely that they almost flatten out. The flowers are green as buds, and as they grow it may seem as if the tulips will remain entirely green forever. But as the flower matures and opens, the brilliant colors are revealed. This is when their black, star-shaped centre and their bright yellow stamens become apparent. Some varieties are known as ‘bi-colored’, but are actually ‘tri-colored’ because of their ever-present green color. Although the stems of Parrot tulips are fairly strong, the great size of their flowers prompts one to plant them in sheltered spots in the garden. The flowers are somewhat sensitive to the effects of long-lasting cold, wet weather.