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How long till I can cut daff and tulip yellow leaves?

Posted by kentstar 5b NE Ohio (My Page) on
Mon, Jun 1, 09 at 19:14

My daffs and tulips leaves are starting to yellow some. A lot of them are still pretty darn green though! How long does it usually take till you can cut off the yellowed leaves? Can I cut them as soon as they are yellowed all the way, or should I wait? Here's a pic of some of the leaves on my tulips (Pay NO ATTENTION to the virused rose in the foreground lolol, that was a "new bareroot" from Dutch Gardens). The leaves are even more brown now as this was a week ago.

Rose Mosaic Virus on Maria Stern Rose

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RE: How long till I can cut daff and tulip yellow leaves?

From the American Daffodil Society at the link below:
(Daffodils replenish their bulb for about six weeks after they bloom. The bulbs should be watered for about this long after blooming. The leaves should not be cut off or blocked from sun until they start to lose their green and turn yellow. This signifies the completion of the bulb rebuilding process.)

Your tulip foliage looks like it can be cut off now.


Here is a link that might be useful: ADS-Daffodils Not Blooming?

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