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Tulipa ‘Montreux’ (Double Early Tulip)

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Long-lasting, the large, ivory blossoms of Tulip ‘Montreux’ resemble peonies with their double row of petals delicately pink blushed. Easy to blend with other spring bulbs, thanks to its gentle creamy shade, this Double Early Tulip is also sweetly fragrant and will brighten the garden in early-mid spring. You may want to create lovely colorful bouquets in your beds, borders, or containers and combine ‘Montreux’ with other fabulous Double Early Tulips.

  • Growing up to 12-18 inches tall (30-45 cm) on sturdy stems, it will proudly withstand April’s showers!
  • By itself or mixed with other bulbs or perennials, it will bring happy dashes of colors to your beds or borders.
  • Performs best in full sun in rich, fertile, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Prefers areas with cool winters and warm dry summers.
  • Easy to grow, this tulip is a welcomed addition to beds, borders, and containers. For best visual impact, plant in groups (at least 10 to 15 bulbs) or mixed with any other flowering bulbs. Excellent as cut flowers!
  • To be planted in fall.
  • All parts may cause severe discomfort following ingestion and may cause an allergic skin reaction. Wear gloves and other protective equipment when handling.
  • Toxic to dogs, toxic to cats, toxic to horses.

A symbol of spring, tulips are the most popular spring bulbs and most gardeners reserve them a spot in the garden or containers. Grown for their attractive, vibrantly colored flowers, there are currently over 3,000 registered varieties, which are divided into fifteen groups, mostly based on the flower type, size, and blooming period of the tulip.

With their double row of petals, the Double Early tulips look almost like peonies. Their bowl-shaped blooms reach 3 in. (8 cm) across and come in a wide range of colors ranging from red to yellow or white. They often exhibit a contrasting color, offering a striking color display in the garden in early-mid spring. Some are even fragrant! Growing only 8-12 inches tall (20-30 cm) on sturdy stems, they withstand spring showers and generally last longer than the Single Early Tulips.

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Requirements

Hardiness 3 - 8
Heat Zones 1 - 8
Climate Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Bulbs
Plant Family Liliaceae
Genus Tulipa
Common names Tulip
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid)
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 4" (10cm)
Spacing 4" (10cm)
Depth 7" (18cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Showy
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Edging, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage
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Tulipa ‘Negrita Double’ (Double Late Tulip)

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Narcissus ‘Jack Snipe’ (Cyclamineus Daffodil)
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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.
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Requirements

Hardiness 3 - 8
Heat Zones 1 - 8
Climate Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Bulbs
Plant Family Liliaceae
Genus Tulipa
Common names Tulip
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid)
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 4" (10cm)
Spacing 4" (10cm)
Depth 7" (18cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Showy
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Edging, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage
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Do I Need?
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