The Parade Tulips

The Parade Tulips
The Parade tulips are gorgeous perennial tulips that return year after year. There are two kinds of Parade tulips available.

There is a Parade tulip, which is red, as well as the Golden Parade tulip. They bloom during mid spring and grow to two feet in height. Plant them six inches apart. For the best show in the garden, plant large numbers in an informal mass.

The Parade tulips are very suitable for bedding and borders. These are Darwin hybrid tulips.


Parade tulip

Parade tulip has been around since 1951. It is an award winning variety. The extra large blossoms are the purest scarlet red one can find in tulips.


The stems are particularly sturdy. The color is nonfading. The Parade tulip blossoms last for a very long time. The petals are edged with black.

The base is also black. Parade tulips are classically shaped. The plants are very vigorous and reliable. These are perfect for cut flowers.

This is sometimes called Red Parade although its official name is Parade tulip. People likely call it the red Parade tulip to distinguish it from the Golden Parade tulip.


Golden Parade tulip

Golden Parade tulip is a shining star among the Darwin hybrid tulips. The egg shaped blossoms are classically shaped. Like the Parade tulip, this one returns year after year.

The very vigorous plant is long lived. Golden Parade tulip is perfect for garden beds. Space them five to six inches apart.

This tulip was registered in 1963 as a sport of Parade tulip. The blossoms are a lovely golden yellow. The flowers are non-fading and last for a very long time, which is one reason why they make great cut flowers.

The John Scheepers catalog describes Golden Parade tulip as being an award winner that is “stronger than Golden Apeldoorn. The Golden Parade tulip does bear some resemblance to the Apeldoorn tulip.

The flowers are the color of buttercups on the outside and a slightly deeper gold on the inside. The base is black. Along the edges of petals, there is a very thin red edging.

The petals are rounded and broad. The John Scheepers catalog suggests pairing Golden Parade with Parade tulips in the garden.

Other Perennial Tulips for the Garden

Not all tulips are perennials. Some of them bloom the first year and them seem to disappear.

Some tulips that are known to be perennial include Ad Rem, Apeldoorn Elite, Apricot Pride, Guinevere, Halley’s Comet, Ivory Floradale, Orange Emperor, Orange Pride, Pink Impression, Pink Pride, Purple Pride, Red Matador, Red Pride, Rosy Delight, Salmon Impression, Sun Gold, and War and Peace.




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