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By Skyedog

France Fr

Each year I plant tulips in pots and at end of flowering period dry and store them to plant in the garden for following year. Is it o.k to dry them and plant out after removing from pots, instead of waiting till the late Autumn?



They should stay in situ for 6 weeks after flowering - thats how they get for next years flowers. Then you can lift them

15 Apr, 2011


No, they would probably not be happy planted out straight away. Tulips are proper dry season bulbs. They need a period of hot drying to ripen the bulbs once the leaves have died down. That is the reason why in colder parts of the world they often do not do as well in subsequent years when not lifted and dried properly. You may even find that unless you experience long Summer drought conditions, they would even rot away in the ground.

15 Apr, 2011

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