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Growth Type Bulb
Hardiness Zones 4-8
Planting Conditions Full Sun
TJ Documented Plant Yes

The tulip was probably the most prominent and successful flower in the garden at Monticello. Philadelphia nurseryman 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.

Visit Monticello’s Online Shop to check for bulbs or plants of Tulips.

Typical Blooming Dates: March–May
Blossom Color(s): Red, Orange, Yellow, White, Purple, Pink
Location at Monticello: West Lawn

Plan Your Visit

See Tulips in Bloom

From thousands of tulips in bloom to our engaging tours, spring is a wonderful time of year to visit Monticello.