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PlantFiles: Double Early Tulip
Tulipa '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:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Flowers are good for cutting

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
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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

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive eolivas103 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.

Positive Bazuhi 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 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...


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
Valdese, North Carolina
Painesville, Ohio

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