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Q.Digging Up Tulips To Repot For Next

Zone Zone 6 | Anonymous added on June 3, 2024 | Answered

I want to dig my tulips up from my garden and put them in pots on patio for next spring…. What is the best process? Can I plant them in pots and let them winter outdoors or should I store pots in dark basement until spring? Or should I just store bulbs until fall, then plant them in pots? I’m in zone 6.

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Answered on June 4, 2024

Tulips in zone 6 don't reliably return so they are best treated as annuals. In the fall, plant new tulips in containers in well draining soil and store them in the garage or basement during the winter. Water lightly once a month. (If left outside, the bulbs may rot in a container.) In the spring, move the containers outside for sun and rain.


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