Texas Flame Tulip

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The Texas Flame is a beautiful parrot tulip, and you can always identify parrot tulips because they look just like parrot feathers. Learn how to identify springtime flowers in bloom from a sustainable gardener in this free video. View Video Transcript

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Yolanda Vanveen

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Hi this is Yolanda Vanveen from Vanveenbulbs.com. And in this series we are learning all about how to identify spring blooming flower bulbs. And right now I have a beautiful, beautiful tulip that's almost in bloom it's just getting there. And I wanted to show it to you. So this particular tulip is called Texas Flame. And it's just a beautiful parrot tulip, and you can always identify parrot tulips because they look just like parrot feathers. And they always have a little sometimes green on them, sometimes they're pink all different colors and stripes. But this definitely you can see how they get a parrot feather out of that. And they are beautiful, they're just like a work of art, so you can open the flowers up and see how they've got the red and the yellow and there is no, no pattern to it, it's very random. I love flowers usually that don't have a pattern. Many flowers will always have a mirror on the leaf or the flower and this one does not in any way do that. And no two blooms are ever going to be the same, they're just one of the most delightful flowers that are in my garden right now. And the Texas Flame is a long blooming flower. It's one of my last tulips to bloom, it's a late blooming tulip so sometimes it's not even blooming until April or May. But I like that about it, they are big and fringy and on the end they always curl all the way back down, this one's just started. But towards the end they actually curl, I love that about them and these are just barely ready to bloom. And I just love the shape and they are so different and they definitely look like the guy from little shop of horrors, don't they. I love it.