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Double Early Tulip 'Monsella'


Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Tulipa (TOO-li-pa) (Info)
Cultivar: Monsella
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Division 2 - Double Early


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)


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)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade


Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:


Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring



Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

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

By dividing the bulb's scales

Seed Collecting:

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

Foliage Color:


Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


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

Chicago, Illinois

Divernon, Illinois

Downers Grove, Illinois

Durham, Maine

Polson, Montana

Las Cruces, New Mexico

Los Alamos, New Mexico

Brooklyn, New York

Valdese, North Carolina

Painesville, Ohio

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Apr 2, 2014, eolivas103 from Las Cruces, NM (Zone 8a) wrote:

Amazing! and Whoh! The markings vary from flower to flower. I uploaded 2 different images to show the variety in markings. They are big too - approx. 6" across.


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

It's 2011 but I have to say I love these tulips and you do not see them around as much anymore in the catalogs. 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...