Tulip shoots cut off

dasia(ON Canada)May 7, 2011

My tulip shoots came up while I was away and had someone mowing my lawn for me. They cut off some of the new shoots. I am resigned to them not flowering, but can anyone tell me if the bulbs will survive? Is there anything I can do to help them? Many thanks for any advice.

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calistoga_al ca 15 usda 9

Of course I have never tried mowing them, so can not speak from experience. I think the bulbs will survive, and would expect them to continue growing this year at least the foliage. They should be back to normal next year. Al

    Bookmark   May 10, 2011 at 7:17AM
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dasia(ON Canada)

Thank you for the reassurance, Al. I will leave them and hope to see them bloom next year.

    Bookmark   May 11, 2011 at 10:30PM
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They will survive but may not flower next year. By cutting off the leaves, the tulip's ability to store enough sugars and form a flower embryo for next spring has been handicapped.

    Bookmark   May 15, 2011 at 8:26AM
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