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planted species tulips last year...should i replant new ones?

Posted by beaniebeagle (My Page) on
Sun, Jun 7, 09 at 20:32

last year, I planted Tulipa praestans fusilier. Essentially all of them bloomed.

I let the foliage die off. I did pull the foliage out on some of them while weeding.

Since they are a species tulip, should I get new ones this year? Or should I expect a return of flowers next year just like this year's??

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RE: planted species tulips last year...should i replant new ones?

If you want a display similar to this year's you probably need to get some fresh bulbs.

Not because there's anything wrong with the 'old' ones. It's just that they tend to produce daughter bulbs and those won't be big enough to flower and give the mass of red you might be hoping for.

You might want to consider leaving the bulbs in the ground - unless you know they'll face gourmand rodents . They seem to bulk up better when undisturbed.

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