Double Early Tulip ‘Monsella’ is a striking canary-yellow double with feathered red markings. This lightly scented tulip is a sport of an earlier cultivar, the big yellow ‘Monte Carlo.’ The color is an almost blinding yield-sign yellow with a slender intense red stripe or flame down the down the center of each petal, the stripe becoming stronger as the bloom ages. They prefer full sun with well-draining soil, though they tolerate a degree of shade. Long-lasting in bouquets as well as in the garden, ‘Monsella’ is a good choice for indoor forcing.
Double Early, Peony Flowered Tulips: These are beloved tulips that have double flowers; short, sturdy stems; and an early flowering period. They can be used in many ways, but are especially favored for beds and containers where they produce brilliant color effects. On a sunny day when the flowers are entirely open, they measure about 3-4″ across.
The variety of colors available in this group is not as great as it is for other groups, however, its double flowering more than compensates for this. Combine them with early daffodils and hyacinths for a wonderful welcome to spring.