Q.Can tulips recover?
About five years ago I planted over 900 bulbs that were in good condition. In the spring before my return from Florida to PA the rabbits had eaten them all to a stub. This happened again and again for three years. I left the bulbs in the ground. After the third year I pulled what bulbs I could find. Most were the size a quarter. Years earlier they were like golf balls. I planted what I had in the fall and placed chicken wire fencing around my beds. For two years now all of the bulbs have grown leaves. I have full beds of tulip leaves but only about two dozen flowering tulips.
Will they ever recover? Is there anything I can do?
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
It sounds like they need some time and good growing conditions to recover. Please read this article to be sure they have what they need: