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Apricot Parrot

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🚚 Shipping Starts: Sold-out for this season
📦 Quantity per Package: 10 Bulbs

☀️ Light Required: Full Sun / Partial Shade
🌷 Height: 20-22"
🌸 Blooming Period: Late Spring
🌱 Bulb Size: 12/+
Planting Distance: 4-5"
Planting Depth: 6"
📍 Hardiness Zone: Zone 3-8
🦌 Deer Resistant: No
💐 Minimum Bulbs for Effect: 10-15
Apricot Parrot

About Apricot Parrot

Enhance your garden with the vibrant beauty of the Tulip Apricot Parrot! With its unique, eye-catching blooms, this tulip variety will surely be the centerpiece of your flower bed.

  • Striking apricot-colored petals with elegant fringed edges
  • Large, showy blooms that make a bold statement
  • Long-lasting flowers that bring color to your garden throughout spring
  • Excellent for cut flower arrangements, adding a touch of elegance to any room

How to plant and take care of Apricot Parrot

  • Choose a sunny location in your garden with well-draining soil
  • Plant bulbs in the fall, around 6 inches deep and 4-5 inches apart
  • Water thoroughly after planting and keep the soil moist but not waterlogged
  • Provide regular watering during dry spells, especially during the growing season
  • Apply a balanced fertilizer in early spring to promote healthy growth
  • Deadhead faded flowers to encourage the plant to put energy into new blooms
  • After the tulips have finished flowering, allow the foliage to wither naturally before removing it
  • Consider lifting and dividing bulbs every few years to maintain their vigor

Frequently Asked Questions

Apricot Parrot Tulips can be left in the ground year-round. These tulips are hardy perennials, which means they can survive winter temperatures and bloom again in the following spring. Leaving them in the ground allows them to establish a strong root system and naturalize over time. However, it's important to ensure that the soil is well-draining to prevent rotting. Mulching around the bulbs can also provide some insulation during colder months. Regular watering and adequate sunlight are essential for the healthy growth of Apricot Parrot Tulips.

If you forget to plant your Apricot Parrot Tulip bulbs, there are a few options you can consider. Firstly, you can store the bulbs in a cool, dry place until you're able to plant them. It's crucial to ensure they are kept in a well-ventilated area to prevent mold or rot. Another option is to force the bulbs indoors. Place them in a paper bag in the refrigerator for about 6-8 weeks, mimicking the cold winter temperatures. Afterward, plant them in containers with well-draining soil, provide sufficient light, and enjoy the beauty of these tulips indoors. If the planting window is already closed, you can still plant them when the ground is workable. But the shorter the chill period, the shorter they stay.

Apricot Parrot Tulips are generally considered frost hardy. These tulips can withstand mild frosts and cold temperatures without significant damage. However, in regions with harsh winters, it is advisable to provide some protection. Applying a layer of mulch around the bulbs after the ground freezes can help insulate them and minimize temperature fluctuations. Additionally, using a protective covering like burlap or frost cloth during extreme cold spells can further safeguard the tulips. Monitoring local weather conditions and taking necessary precautions will ensure the best chances of survival for your Apricot Parrot Tulips.

When it comes to fertilizing Apricot Parrot Tulips, a balanced, slow-release fertilizer with equal proportions of nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), and potassium (K) is ideal. Look for a fertilizer with an NPK ratio of around 10-10-10 or 14-14-14. This balanced blend provides essential nutrients for overall plant health and encourages robust growth and vibrant blooms. Before planting, incorporate the fertilizer into the soil at the recommended rate according to the package instructions. Additionally, a light application of the same fertilizer during the growing season can be beneficial. Always follow the instructions on the fertilizer package and avoid over-fertilization, as it may lead to excessive foliage growth and reduced flowering.

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