The Q&A Archives: Tulip Growth Being Eaten

Question: Something, I suspect squirrels, is eating the new growth on my tulips. Leaves and stems nibbled about halfway down. How can further damage be averted and Will nibbled plants still bloom??
Thanks so much...I'm heartsick!

Answer: There should still be blooms as long as the critter has not eaten the flower buds. The loss of foliage may affect the performance next year, however, since the foliage helps rebuild the plant's strength to bloom next year. You could try one of the spray repellents or possibly set up a wire mesh cage around the tulips. In my experience, though, deer are the most likely culprit for eating tulips. I'm sorry about your plants.

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