The Q&A Archives: Replanting Container Tulips

Question: A pot of tulips I just received in April are still in bloom and beautiful. When their blossoms are done and ready to be cut off, can I transplant the bulbs outside in May or June? Can I expect them to blossom outside next Spring '98? Phyllis B. Snyder Buffalo, NY

Answer: After the blossoms are done, cut them off and allow the foliage to grow. Keep watered and fertilize with a weak liquid fertilizer solution. When the foliage dies back, cut it back and allow the pot to dry out. Store the bulbs in a cool, dark, dry placeuntil fall; then plant.

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