When is a tulip not a tulip? When it's a Parrot or a Bizarre. When it's variegated or dwarf. When it comes called Beauty's Reward or Heart's Reviver. The PowerBook by Jeanette Winterson I learned from a forum member that 'a bizarre' is a variegated plant (usually a tulip or carnation). But it doesn't seem to fit in the above context as 'variegated' is mentioned in the following sentence. Please help. Thank you.