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.

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Typical Blooming Dates: March–May
Growth Type: Annual
Blossom Color(s): Red, Orange, Yellow, White, Purple, Pink
Hardiness Zones: 4–8
Location at Monticello: West Lawn
Planting Conditions: Dry and Warm