The Q&A Archives: What to do with a tulip plant after bulbs are gone?

Question: I rec'd a plant of tulips and now I would like to know can they re-grow? and what do I need to do to help this action? I live in a city apartment.

Answer: Unfortunately, it is very difficult to grow tulips successfully long term in a container. The forcing process exhausts the bulbs and they usually do not bloom again. If you have access to a garden you could try planting them there and hope for them to recover enough strength to bloom again in about two years. Sadly, I would suggest you enjoy them and then discard them.

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