Re: Tulips- what to do after they bloom?

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Posted by Newt on May 27, 2003 at 07:30:18:

In Reply to: Re: Tulips- what to do after they bloom? posted by Norma on May 27, 2003 at 01:31:46:

: Hi, I always thought and wonder if this is what you should do. Leave the Tulips in the ground till they turn totally yellow and then pull out the leaves and stems when they come out easy.

Hi Norma,
Yes, let the foilage turn yellow before you remove it. It feeds the bulbs for next years bloom. The flower stalks can be cut after bloom unless you have species tulips. If you have the large tulips that stand up tall, they may not come back every year. Only a few of these hybrids will repeat bloom in succeeding years.

Newt

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