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Double Early Tulip
Tulipa 'Monte Carlo'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Tulipa (TOO-li-pa) (Info)
Cultivar: Monte Carlo
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Division:

Division 2 - Double Early

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Blue-Green

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

Flowers are fragrant

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Chicago, Illinois

Downers Grove, Illinois

Washington, Illinois

Durham, Maine

Las Cruces, New Mexico

Belfield, North Dakota

, Ontario

Spokane, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

3
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0
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RatingContent
Positive

On May 28, 2011, Bazuhi from Downers Grove, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

It's 2011 but I have to say I love these tulips! I planted them way back in the fall of 2000 after ordering them from Brecks and I still have some coming up, of course not as many anymore but they are still around. This year I have ordered from BloomingBulb.com for fall planting 50 bulbs to plant along with the 50 Monte Carlo Tulips I also ordered..another fav of mine. I really like this tulip it is just so colorfull and pops out at you when you see them planted in groups together...


Positive

On May 2, 2008, Gabrielle from (Zone 5a) wrote:

An absolutely beautiful Tulip. So many people have commented on it, not even recognizing it as a Tulip to begin with. Blooms in April in my garden.

Positive

On Apr 28, 2006, wallaby1 from Lincoln
United Kingdom (Zone 8a) wrote:

I planted 5 bulbs a few years ago, some returned for a couple of years and most of them eventually disappeared. I have had one or two that made a little foliage, now one has returned after possibly replenishing the bulb, or having grown another one to maturity.

The flower is large, bright and stands out like a beacon. It has a very strong honey scent with a touch of beeswax. It is also long lived. Rather than be disappointed that the others did not return, I am delighted that one did. It stands alone and needs nothing to enhance its beauty, it makes me smile. Delightful!