I have some in a pot with the green stems petruding the soil about two inches.
What Is the Best Time to Plant Tulip Bulbs?
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Fall is the best time for planting, though spring planting can be done if necessary but flowering may be put off until the following season. These articles should also help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/bgen/how-to-plant-a-flower-bulb-in-your-garden-after-winter-forcing.htm
best time to plant tulip bulbs, in the fall,if later you may not get any flowers, but at least you will get growth for bulbs,for next year