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tulip stems turning red

Posted by dinajean upstate SC -Zone 7b (My Page) on
Mon, Apr 19, 10 at 9:06

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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RE: tulip stems turning red

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.


RE: tulip stems turning red

Several tulip varieties normally come up red and only turn green as it gets warmer as the season goes on.

RE: tulip stems turning red

  • Posted by dinajean upstate SC -Zone 7b (My Page) on
    Tue, Apr 20, 10 at 19:29

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

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