Tulips not growing taller
I planted tulips a bit late last year. We had record-breaking temperatures starting Feb 10th for 5 days. The tulips had poked out before that, but started growing in the warmth. Now, my tulips have not grown stems. One is a red flower coming almost straight out of the ground. The others may be as much as 5"-8" tall, but buds are inside the leaves near the ground. It appears that they will not grow stems, but all bloom against the ground. #1 - Is there anything I can do to help them now? #2 - Are these bulbs ruined? Will they do better next year? Or are they a lost cause now? Thanks for your help!
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These should fill out, and elongate some. This can happen from time to time, and is no cause for worry. Just let them continue out and they will likely turn out just fine.