Trying to identify the tulip in the attached photograph. My first thought is a Double Blue Diamond but the white areas do not seem to match. Any help greatly appreciated.
It is pretty much impossible to identify a tulip because there are so many that look identical. Even if you find one that it looks like, it may not be the right one.
s bloom? We live near a lake in Renton....a little cooler here.
Zone 8 is warm for tulips. They need a certain amount of cold weather during the winter to bloom well. So yours probably won't bloom the next year either if left in the ground. Here is more:
Could I plant them in the ground now and keep them there for winter?
I would continue to store them until Autumn! This will ensure that they stay viable and will transplant this Autumn.
Here are some articles that will help:
also called the Siam tulip I believe
Siam tulips are not really tulips but are in the ginger family. My research showed insects and birds are attracted to the colorful bracts and to the water held in the side pockets.
1. what is the preferred method? twice a week adding the fertilizer dissolved and diluted in the irrigation during the first 2 active growing months? or layered once on top of the bulbs while planting as slow release solid pellets (i.e. Osmocoat)? 2. If using liquid fertilizer I can adjust the pH. What is considered the optimal pH for a tulip fertilizer?
Tulips should be fertilized in the fall on top of the soil, not under the tulip bulb. A slow release fertilizer (ratio 9-9-6) will work well. Here is more:
They prefer a slightly acidic to neutral soil pH (7.0 is fine). Your liquid fertilizer label will tell you if its reaction is acidic or basic. I would make it easy on myself and go with the slow release.
Hi there, I'm hoping you can help me. Today I received a bunch of tulips on the bulb (not planted) from my mother-in-law, as a thoughtful kindness after my recent surgery for thyroid cancer. I'm hoping to be able to store the bulbs and plant them next autumn. I suspect this is an obvious question, but I'm wondering if you can tell me whether it is better for the bulb/future plant for me to leave bulb attached to the flower and leaves for now until they die off and then store it, or should I remove the bulb now and dry it out for storage? Regards and thank you.
Since they are out of the ground, the roots lose the benefit of leaving the foliage on. I would go ahead and store them if there is no way to get them planted now.
What fertilizer is better for tulips
Neutral to slightly acidic is best, but they won't be too picky. This article will help with fertilization and care: