Sunday, May 19, 2019

Plants in Early American Gardens - Woodland or Florentine Tulip

Woodland or Florentine Tulip (Tulipa sylvestris)

The Florentine or Woodland Tulip is a European native introduced very early into American gardens. Although Jefferson did not mention this species in his Garden Book, it is now naturalized through the West Lawn at Monticello. It blooms with the Virginia Bluebells in mid-April. Florentine Tulips have a distinctly sweet fragrance and multiply freely once planted, two qualities lost with the development of modern Tulip cultivars.

For more information & the possible availability
Contact The Tho Jefferson Center for Historic Plants or The Shop at Monticello