When To Cut Back Tulips And Daffodils - Knowledgebase Question

Arnold, MD
Question by cravenhaven
May 5, 2001
Now that my tulips and daffodils are finished blooming, with the flowers having blown away, when do I cut back the remaining green parts?


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Answer from NGA
May 5, 2001

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After tulips and daffodils bloom, remove the flower stems at the base and then allow the foliage to continue to grow and eventually ripen (turn brown) so that the bulbs can rebuild their strength to bloom again. After the foliage has withered down on its own you can cut it off at soil level.

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