Bulbs forum: Does Full Sun Mean A Spot That Is Full Sun Year Round For Tulips?

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Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Oct 9, 2013 2:04 PM CST
I have a flowerbed that is partial sun in the Summer and was just wondering if tulips would be ok there. (I should have made my title better written)

Can anyone tell me?

Thanks!

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Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Oct 9, 2013 4:40 PM CST
6 hours of direct sun is usually enough for growing.
I grow tulips on the East and West sides of my house,-- and they do fine.
I have grown them on the north of the house, but they flowered the first year and that was it.
They did not come back---too shady there.
Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
Oct 9, 2013 4:45 PM CST
It doesn't really matter if the area is in even full shade when the tulips are dormant. They only need the sun while they have foliage. That is why tulips do so well under trees. They flower early, before the trees leaf out and are dying back by the time the trees are in full leaf.
Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Oct 9, 2013 5:28 PM CST
Thanks so much Caroline and Rita! I tip my hat to you. Thumbs up

I knew you would know, Rita, as you're the Queen of Tulips! Hurray! nodding Thumbs up
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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Oct 9, 2013 5:31 PM CST
Big Grin Hilarious!

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