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Tulip shoots cut off

Posted by dasia ON Canada (My Page) on
Sat, May 7, 11 at 18:53

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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RE: Tulip shoots cut off

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

RE: Tulip shoots cut off

  • Posted by dasia ON Canada (My Page) on
    Wed, May 11, 11 at 22:30

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

RE: Tulip shoots cut off

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.

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