Tulips After Blooming - Knowledgebase Question

Flemington, MO
Question by nodrog
April 12, 2001
How long dhould I wait to dig up tulips after they have bloomed?

Answer from NGA
April 12, 2001


The foliage must be allowed to grow and mature, then turn brown and fade before the bulbs are dug. This process rebuilds the bulb's strength so it can rebloom again next year. Although some gardeners dig and store their tulip bulbs each summer, it is not strictly necessary to do so.

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