Tulipa (2: Double Early Group) 'Montreux'
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2 years to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
Tulip 'Montreux' Overview
Tulipa 'Montreaux' is an early flowering tulip that produces creamy white, flushed red flowers at the top of stems that can be 40cm in height. Plant bulbs three times their own depth in autumn and only water during periods of drought. They prefer full sun and free draining sites making them perfect to plant in containers ready for the following spring. Tulip 'Montreaux' is classified as division 2; Double Early tulip. Flowering in the early part of the season, these fully double flowers are bowl shaped and can get up to 8 cm (3") across.
Common problems with Tulip 'Montreux'
Tulip bulbs can be dug up and eaten by squirrels and also suffer from tulip fire (rot).
How to harvest Tulip 'Montreux'
Generally not harvested but flowers are cut for floral arrangements.
How to propagate Tulip 'Montreux'
Many hybrids have been developed by crossing special traits - sow seed in Autumn and keep moist.
Divide bulbs when dormant. A new small bulblet will take three years to develop into a flowering bulb.
Bulbs need to be planted pointed end up, 10 to 15 cm deep (4 to 6") in the colder months of late autumn.
Special features of Tulip 'Montreux'
Tulips make beautiful potted flowers. Plant in well draining potting medium in enough sunlight to promote flowering. Plant close together for a stunning show.
Can be grown indoors, place in high light areas but limit direct sunlight to early mornings.
Survive dry summers in bulb form.
Bees are attracted to the flowers.
Other uses of Tulip 'Montreux'
This easy bulb can be planted in containers for spring displays or scattered through borders for a naturized look. It's elegant appearance can provide architectural in urban courtyard gardens as well as bank or slopes of informal gardens.
Grown for their colourful flowers.
Grown commercially for the cut flower industry.
Early Season Tulips
Look for cultivars in groups: 1 Single Early, 2 Double Early, 12 Kaufmanniana, 13 Fosterina, 14 Greigii and 15 Species or Botanical
So many varieties and cultivars to discover, here are a few to inspire you.