Tulips and Daffodils and Spring! Oh My...

 

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Tulips and Daffodils and Spring! Oh My...

 
TULIP
 
tu·lip   /ˈt(y)o͞oləp/ ( noun)
 

a bulbous spring-flowering plant of the lily family, with boldly colored cup-shaped flowers

 

 

 

We recently received this question from one of our clients: 

 

“For how many years will tulips perform well after they are planted?”

Unfortunately there is not a short, concise answer to this question. Much of their success is based on where they are planted...

 

 
Tulips planted within a perennial flower planting
 
 Image courtesy of DeVroomen Garden Products
 
  • First year – great display
  • Second year – minimal display
  • Third year – maybe 5% will bloom
In general, tulips are sensitive to wind and rain (color petal drop) and have a short bloom period when there is variation in weather conditions. When not properly protected, tulips are sensitive to winter salts and critter damage. Deer eat them like lollipops!  

 
(Example of tulip bulb performance after second season)
 

Bulb displays within perennial flower plantings can be accomplished with daffodils instead, as they last for decades and multiply as they age. For best results....

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