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Planted at Mount Vernon

  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones

    Average annual extreme minimum temperature 1976-2005

    Flaming Parrot is a favorite here at Mount Vernon, with its bold red stripes on fringed yellow petals. It is a tall, late-blooming tulip that does well in the middle of the border.

    Latin Name

    Tulipa 'Flaming Parrot'



    Type of Plant


    Bloom Season

    April - May




    Max Height: 1.5'
    Max Spread: 0.5'


  • Flower Border

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun


  • Black Walnut

  • Toxicity

    Do not ingest


    Native Range

    Africa and Eurasia


    Date of introduction: circa 1650

    Bartlett Tree Expert Company has been working with Mount Vernon Estate since 2011 providing expert arboricultural care and GPS mapping for the estate’s historic trees, as well as support from their research facility.   Mount Vernon is proud to partner with Bartlett Tree Experts and appreciates their sponsorship of George Washington’s Mount Vernon Plant Finder App.

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