How To Grow Tulips Successfully: MULTIPLYING tulips?

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How To Grow Tulips Successfully

By LarryR
September 26, 2011

Are you relatively new to gardening and will be planting your first tulip bulbs this fall? Or have you grown tulips before only to be disappointed that after their first spring they never bloomed again? Here are some ideas to make tulip-growing a rewarding experience.

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plantsANDpets
Sep 30, 2011 11:53 AM CST
Hey Larry!
Great article!

Can you recommend any particular tulips that are most likely to multiply in the ground?
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LarryR
Oct 2, 2011 11:58 AM CST
Thanks, plants&pets! I've had the most success with Tulipa sylvestris and Tulipa vvedenskyi.

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plantsANDpets
Oct 6, 2011 11:46 AM CST
cool.
Thanks.
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ohladybug
Oct 8, 2011 8:31 PM CST
Great article Larry, think you answered my questions about tulips that do NOT MULTIPLY! I for one sure appreciated you sharing your knowledge of tulips by writing this article! Betty
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LarryR
Oct 8, 2011 9:19 PM CST
Glad you enjoyed the article, Betty. Thanks much!
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pirl
May 4, 2014 6:23 PM CST
Larry - Is there any truth to lifting the tulips when the foliage has died down naturally, and keeping them dry in a cool spot until planting again in late fall? I seem to recall someone once saying that's how they were originally grown in Turkey but I can't imagine it being practical. The point was that they'd get too much rain if left in the garden.
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LarryR
May 5, 2014 12:37 AM CST
Arlene--Much depends on the growing conditions. Tulips prefer a dry soil after they go dormant. If one lives in a rainy climate or if the summer simply promises to be more rainy than usual, it's best to dig the tulips and store them in a dark, dry environment until replanting time in the fall.
Gardener was the label imprinted on me when the souls were handed out and so be it. --Margaret Roach (Thank you, Sharon!) Notes from the Garden: Articles of interest on all aspects of gardening
Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens: Come on in and take the tour! Check out the photos!
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
May 5, 2014 7:24 AM CST
Thanks so much, Larry!
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LarryR
May 6, 2014 11:04 PM CST
I tip my hat to you.
Gardener was the label imprinted on me when the souls were handed out and so be it. --Margaret Roach (Thank you, Sharon!) Notes from the Garden: Articles of interest on all aspects of gardening
Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens: Come on in and take the tour! Check out the photos!

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