Tulips - Knowledgebase Question

Augusta, GA (Zone 7B)
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Question by kwillis4
April 4, 2006
What is the best time to plant tulips outside and expect them to grow? Also, what kind of lighting should they be in?

Answer from NGA
April 4, 2006

First I should say that tulips do not naturalize and repeat well in the south. They are better treated as annuals, set out in early January for late winter/spring bloom. Plant the bulbs in full sun to part shade. If you want to try to save the bulbs for another year keep it watered until the foliage turns yellow and dies back naturally. Then dig it up and store the bulb in a dry, well-aerated place until fall. In fall place the bulb in the refrigerator for a couple of months and then remove it for planting in early January.

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