Tulips

Tulipa cv.

[tulipa_cv]

The tulip was probably the most prominent and successful flower in the garden at Monticello. Bernard McMahon regularly sent the "best Tulips of Various kinds" including the spectacular parrot type, and he instructed they be "planted as directed on Page 258 of my book." Many of the varieties grown at Monticello had the striped flowers that were fashionable then, rather than solid colors.

Adapted from Thomas Jefferson's Flower Garden at Monticello by Edwin M. Betts and Hazlehurst Bottom Perkins; revised and enlarged by Peter J. Hatch.

 

 

 

 

 

2012 Tulips at Monticello Slideshow

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Growth Type: Annual Color(s): Reds, Yellow, White, Purple, Pink Hardiness Zones: 4 - 8 Location at Monticello: West Lawn Planting Conditions: Dry and Warm Map it:

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Blooming Dates 2001: May 4 – May 182003: Mar 31 – May 132004: Mar 29 – May 142005: Mar 29 – May 272006: Mar 16 – May 192008: Mar 24 – May 152009: Mar 27 – May 112010: Apr 2 – May 102011: Mar 15 – Apr 282012: Mar 9 – Apr 272013: Apr 11 – May 72014: Mar 20 – May 16