Tulipa saxatilis, again.

tugbrethilMarch 15, 2010

Can anyone please tell me when this species is supposed to bloom? The leaves on mine are all up and apparently done growing, but there is still no sign of flower buds. This is their first year, so should I just posess myself of patience, and wait for next year. Or is there something I did wrong, that I need to correct this fall? Any info appreciated!

Kevin : )

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
sunandshadow

Hmm, I have some humilis tulips, they're not quite the same but look the same. On the humilis, the bud is first visible as a small pinkish nub deep down in the center of the leaves. Can only really be seen from directly above. That's the stage they are at currently in zone 6, I would expect zone 9 to be further along unless you just planted them a few weeks ago.

    Bookmark   March 15, 2010 at 6:02PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
brit5467(7b/8a Coastal VA)

I just planted the same kind late fall and they were the first to sprout leaves. Way back when we were all getting the snow storms I had 3" of leaves. The leaves are quite tall now but I have no buds yet, either. So I guess we just need to be patient.

Bonnie

    Bookmark   March 15, 2010 at 6:43PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
tugbrethil

I just found one sprout that is working on its third leaf, but all the rest have just one. I still have hope that the "busy" sprout will bloom, but it looks like I need to let the others grow up.

Kevin : )

    Bookmark   March 17, 2010 at 3:04AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
socalgal_gw Zone USDA 10b Sunset 24

Mine are just blooming now in Sunset zone 24. This is their 2nd year - I don't think they bloomed last year.
Ruth

    Bookmark   March 17, 2010 at 4:42PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
brit5467(7b/8a Coastal VA)

Kevin - Just went out and looked closely and I do see one tiny bulb trying to pop up. It DOES have more than one leaf, but the rest seem like tug's...with only one leaf
each, maybe a few with two.

I'll call them my 'mystery bulbs' and cross my fingers.

bonnie

    Bookmark   March 19, 2010 at 12:25PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
40% bulb sale on Van Engelen
in case anyone is interested.
KarenPA_6b
Will fertilizer seep through mulch?
This is my first season in a new home in coastal South...
Ralph Thayer
Are my Calla Lilies sprouting too soon?
I live in British Columbia, we are still having very...
bcroselover
tulips - when to stop watering? how to cut?
I have two questions regarding tulips: 1. when the...
anna_beth
Frozen Glad Bulbs
I screwed up. Dug up my gladiolus bulbs, but left them...
gorgar1
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™