Flamboyant Parrot Tulips

There’s nothing shy about parrot tulips. These extroverted spring flowers beg to be admired up close. Their fanciful petals are an over-the-top collection of fringe, ruffles, puckers and dimples, which gives the flowers lots of texture and volume. And, as the blossoms mature, their petals gradually twist and turn, so each flower develops its own unique personality.


Parrot tulips were a favorite subject for the Dutch Masters and they are as fun to photograph as they are to paint. In a bouquet, they always steal the show, so be sure to platn extras if you want to have enough for cutting.

Curious about parrot tulips? Get a closer look in our new slide show: Parrot Tulips: Fancy and Flamboyant.