‘Cabanna’ Parrot Tulips: The First Tulips of the Season!

Along with the daffodils, I planted a huge selection of tulip bulbs last fall. I had hoped that I would be able to make use of them in cut flower arrangements. Things definitely did not go according to plan. Still, I’m eager to share individual posts detailing each type that I grew. Today, I’m posting about ‘Cabanna’ parrot tulips – the first ones of the season!

I’ve seen this tulip name spelled a few different ways. Both ‘Cabanna’ tulip and ‘Cabana’ tulip seem to be acceptable. I must say that watching these blooms open has definitely been a treat. They display that classic parrot tulip shape, combined with soft pink and white. As the blooms age, the pink begins to darken a little bit, and the white center provides a beautiful contrast. As you can see from the photo above, mine seemed to open wide in a hurry when the first sunny day arrived.

Here’s a closer look at the individual ‘Cabanna’ parrot tulip blooms. I know that some people don’t care for parrot tulips, but I really like their totally weird and wrinkled appearance.

Unfortunately, the garden is still pretty bare. There aren’t many other flowers blooming at the moment. The ‘Cabanna’ tulips looked quite lovely when I popped them into an old jar by themselves. Though I personally haven’t heard many other growers talk about this flower, I’m sure that it could gain popularity.

I think that ‘Cabanna’ tulip is definitely one which I would grow in my garden again. Have you ever grown this one before? What did you think? I’d love to hear all about your experiences in the comments section below. Thank you so much for stopping by the blog!

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