Purple Tulips Are Pink - Knowledgebase Question

Hubertus, WI
Question by andrea93
March 22, 2000
I planted purple and red bulbs 2 years ago. Last year they all came up, but the purple tulips never turned purple. They were a dark pink. Do I need to add something to the soil to make them turn dark purple? I have them lining my flower beds, over 400, and I don't want to have to dig them up.


Image
Answer from NGA
March 22, 2000

0

Unfortunately, tulip color can not be adjusted the way some hydrangea blooms can be. Either the bulbs you received were mislabled or the catalog photo appeared more "purple" than the tulips really are -- but I'm sure the display is spectacular even in pink.

You must be signed in before you can post questions or answers. Click here to join!

« Return to the Garden Knowledgebase Homepage

Member Login:

Username:

Password:

[ Join now ]

Today's site banner is by ge1836 and is called "Coleus Dipped in Wine"