Tulips - Knowledgebase Question

Alameda, Ca
Question by toribray
February 7, 2009
When do I need to plant tulip bulbs in order for them to bloom in the Spring time?

I live in the San Francisco Bay Area (Alameda, CA 94502)


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Answer from NGA
February 7, 2009

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Tulip bulbs won't grow well in southern California without a pre-chilling treatment. If you place your tulip bulbs in the freezer for 6-weeks and then plant them in the ground in January, they should flower for you in the spring. You can sometimes purchase pre-chilled bulbs in garden centers. Plant them as soon as they are available and they should bloom well for you.

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