Posted by Newt on April 18, 2002 at 23:58:27:
In Reply to: Tulips- what to do after they bloom? posted by iwanna on April 08, 2002 at 12:34:49:
: I would like to know if tulips only bloom once. It is such a shame that mine have already bloomed and that is going to be it until next Spring. Is there anything I can do get them to bloom again?
No, there is nothing you can do to make them bloom again this year. The only option I can suggest is to plant different varieties that bloom early season, mid season and late season for a succession of bloom. You would have to plant them in the fall. Some varieties of tulips only bloom for one or two years and then stop blooming. Here's a site that shows which ones will come back every year and perennialize or naturalize in your garden so you will have more. They also have links for bulbs that do not perennialize well. When you purchase your bulbs, be sure and save the label(s) with the name of the tulips you choose.