Re: Tulips- what to do with seeds from pods

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Posted by Newt on July 24, 2003 at 15:24:36:

In Reply to: Re: Tulips- what to do with seeds from pods posted by Tom on July 24, 2003 at 11:38:25:

: : : I would like to know if tulips seed obtained from the seed pods left, when not deadheaded can be planted/sowed to obtain new bulb growing tulips.


Hi Tom,
Yes, they can, but it's not as simple as other perennials. It can take up to 6 years before you see a flower and, if the tulips are a hybrid, the offspring will look different. Best to plant bulbs that will naturalize. These guides should be helpful.

http://www.bulb.com/basics.asp
http://www.bulb.com/guide/index.asp

Also, take a look at this.

http://www.actahort.org/books/23/23_68.htm

Regards,
Newt

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