Recently planted bulbs (tulips?) already coming up
I've got bulbs coming up that I JUST planted and I'm freaking out. Will this cause them to not bloom in spring?
HereÂs the situation. I bought several types of tulips from Holland Bulb Farms on 11/1. Planted the Saxatilis with other bulbs on 11/8, all in the same general area, somewhat mixed together. HereÂs what I planted. IÂm being so detailed in case it's helpful in answering me:
Saxatilis Botanical Tulip (link to pic at bottom)
Daffodils (had already, dug up, replanted)
Blazing Star (Liatris Spicta)
About 20 or so are already coming up!! Some are about 1Â½ " and I can tell they're tulips because of the way they're unfurling. The rest may or may not be tulips. Not tall enough to know yet. But I did notice some sprouts looked different than others.
My concern is Â what is going to happen with them? Will I get blooms in spring?
We've had some unseasonably warm weather since I planted, jumping around between 30 and 70. Up to 71 one day. I'm sure the poor things are just confused (and I have to say, it was exciting to see green popping up thru my Âmud.Â
I didnÂt mulch yet because #1, I'm not done planting. But also, was concerned about rot. That Nor'Easter came thru here IMMEDIATELY after I'd planted and it's consistently rained off and on since then. I didn't want the mulch holding in water when my ground is already mud.
I have mulch. Should I get some down right away? Cuz now that I think of it, I calculated the planting depth (as instructed on a tulip site) by including the 2" of mulch IÂd planned on using. Maybe thatÂs what caused this? Too close to the surface? If so, I need to mulch other planted areas. But am concerned about the wet soil, as I said.
Sorry this is so long but itÂs my first year with tulips. Actually with bulbs in general. In this quantity, at least and IÂve never planted in the fall.
So, please -- give me all the info you have, guys !!
Here is a link that might be useful: Saxatilis Botanical Tulip