Just wondering what is the case with tulip bulbs that produce just one leaf and no bloom. Should I dig it right up since I can see that it is not productive and mark the spot for a replacement? What causes that?
there are a couple of things that may be causing it. It may be too young, it may have been very stressed the year previously, the winter may have been too mild (unlikely in zone 5), or it may be planted too deeply.
I believe in second chances, I would leave it & see how it does next year, or dig it up & replant it this fall
This post was edited by freki on Wed, May 1, 13 at 21:11
All tulip bulbs split !! No matter how deep you plant The split bulbs put up some leaf growth to grow. Some will grow to blooming size in a few years if left in place. Some tulips just peter away no matter how cold the winters are, soil etc. The triumph tulips are one that comes to mind.