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Questions About Container Tulips

Asked by
Anonymous on
March 29, 2017

Q. Easter Tulips received in a pot

I want to plant my tulips in my garden. Since April is not the right time to plant, what should I do with them until they can be planted?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
March 29, 2017
A.

Forced bulbs can be allowed to stay in the pot, stored until fall or planted out this Spring in the garden.
After they have been forced, many bulbs either won't flower again or may take a few years to began blooming.
Here are some links with more information.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/bgen/forced-bulbs-in-pots-yearly.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/tulips/tulips-care-and-tulip-planting-tips.htm

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Asked by
tcmona on
April 18, 2017
Naples, Florida

Q. Tulips

Someone gave me a lovely vase of tulips with bulbs on them. I was thinking of planting them. I live in Naples, Florida and really know nothing about planting tulips. Should I put them in a pot or in the ground? Do they need complete sun? What should I use to fertilize them?

Answered by
Alisma on
April 18, 2017
Certified Expert
A.

Tulips that have been "forced," or grown indoors in water, don't usually adapt well to the outdoors, and they aren't very likely to survive. You can try planting them, but is probably better to buy new bulbs for planting next fall.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/bgen/how-to-plant-a-flower-bulb-in-your-garden-after-winter-forcing.htm

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Asked by
Stoweiop on
April 25, 2017
Avon CT

Q. Tulip replant

I have potted tulips gone by. Can I plant them in the garden now ( May 1) leaving the foliage on?
Cut back later. Ct zone 7.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
May 1, 2017
A.

You can store the bulbs and plant out in a zone 7 garden in October to early November.
It can be difficult to get a rebloom on forced tulip bulbs.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/bgen/how-to-plant-a-flower-bulb-in-your-garden-after-winter-forcing.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/tulips/tulips-care-and-tulip-planting-tips.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
June 23, 2017

Q. Tulips

I started to grow tulips in a glass vase with glass marbles. they have been doing really well. they have grown leaves, and are fairly tall, maybe two weeks from flowering, but the 2nd and third leaves that are trying to grow died, like they may have rotted. the bulbs look fine and water is where it should be. Will they ever recover and flower? what HAS grown still looks healthy.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 24, 2017
A.

Make sure you are changing the water frequently.

Here is a link with more information.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/tulips/growing-tulips-in-water.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
January 4, 2018

Q. Aftercare of bulbs forced in water

I was given tulips and hyacinth bulbs (tulips in one container, hyacinth in another) forced in water. My question is….can I save the bulbs to plant in soil at another time? If so, how do I do so? The tulips flowers are spent but still alive in their container (stems still green), the hyacinth is still blooming but close to being spent; it’s still in its container as well.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
January 4, 2018
A.

Yes, you can save the bulbs, although hyacinths typically come back better than tulips do after being forced. After the foliage turns yellow, remove the bulbs from the containers, pat them dry, and air dry them for a week. Then, dust with a fungicide if available, and store them in a paper bag surrounded by peat moss or sawdust, or hung up in pantyhose.

In spring, plant them in your garden. They probably won't flower this year since they've used up so much energy already, but the hyacinths at least will probably flower the year after.

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Asked by
babehr16 on
September 1, 2019
Pittsburgh Pa 15101

Q. Can I plant bulb flowers in fall in a deck container so they bloom next spring.

I have a deck container on my back deck. I hope to plant some flower bulbs like tulips and other like bulb flowers in this container in the fall. If I do will they live?
Thanks

Answered by
BushDoctor on
September 3, 2019
Certified Expert
A.

Yes, spring flowering bulbs, such as Tulips, will want to be planted in Autumn! If any of these are later flowering, then you may want to hold off until spring to plant.

As long as the bulbs that you intend to plant are hardy in your zone, then you will want to plant these in mid to late Fall.

This article will help you to plant and care for tulips: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/tulips/tulips-care-and-tulip-planting-tips.htm

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