Tulips

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Tulips

Post by Eleanorg » Mon Apr 25, 2011 5:49 pm

Why do tulip bulbs that flowered beautifully the first time only produce leaves in subsequent years?

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Re: Tulips

Post by lorijones » Tue Apr 26, 2011 5:07 pm

Many tulip varieties only bloom well for the first and maybe the second year - after that they usually just put up foliage. If you want year after year of bloom with tulips, you need to plant ones that are known to perennialize like the Darwin Hybrid tulips or the species tulips. Brent and Becky's Bulbs has a wonderful selection of these: http://www.brentandbeckysbulbs.com/

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