Parrot Tulip 'Rococo'
It took me some time to like T.'Rococo'. It's usually really mad and ungainly, with twisting, oddly shaped petals - highly eccentric.
But when I found this more elegant and refined version, I was forced to reconsider. The blue sheen overlaying the crimson to red petals, was an exciting discovery and when married to the more controlled shape, Wow!
Rococo flowers earlier than most parrots and is also one of the shorter ones at 35cm and therefore perfect for pots.
Sport from T.'Couleur Cardinal' registered in 1942 by Slegtkamp.