Q.Is It Too Late To Plant Tulip And Daffodil Bulbs?
I purchased some tulip bulbs in November, and since then the soil has been very wet most weekends so I haven’t had a chance to plant these yet. Have I missed the planting window for these and can I save these to plant next year ? Thank you.
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Your area is equivalent to our USDA zone 9. With this being said, it is very likely that there will not be enough chill hours to allow the tulip to break dormancy.
In your area, it will be a good idea to give them a cold stratification for a few weeks in the refrigerator. After this, you can plant at any time without harm. YOu will need to dig them up once they die off in Summer to start the cold storage again. This will need to be done each year to keep them alive.
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