tulip stems turning red

dinajean(upstate SC -Zone 7b)April 19, 2010

I am new to tulips - got some on sale at the local grocery store...they were in bloom in the pot. Planted them and they lasted about 1 week. their stems are turning red from the ground up. I DO have others that I got last year and they are not doing this.

I bought 4 pots this year and planted them in different beds, and they are all turning red from the ground up.

Is this normal???

Here is a picture.

Thanks in advance for any help.

Dina :)

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keriann_lakegeneva(5B WI/IL border)

They are turning red becuase of the colder tempature change. (inside to outside)

No long term damage. They may fade a bit faster because they are stressed, but they will make it to next year.


    Bookmark   April 19, 2010 at 1:16PM
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Several tulip varieties normally come up red and only turn green as it gets warmer as the season goes on.

    Bookmark   April 19, 2010 at 4:29PM
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dinajean(upstate SC -Zone 7b)

thanks y'all for the info and easing my mind:) have a happy day:)

    Bookmark   April 20, 2010 at 7:29PM
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