Tulips - Knowledgebase Question

Lynwood, Ca
Question by cinv_84
January 13, 2010
I live in Southern California.. When is it ok to plant tulip seeds?

Answer from NGA
January 13, 2010


Tulips are planted in the fall so they can experience 13-16 weeks of cold temperatures. This cold treatment is necessary for them to grow roots, stems and flowers. Since you don't really have cold winter weather you can purchase tulip bulbs in the fall, store them in your refrigerator until December, and then plant them in your garden. Unless you've stored yours in the fridge, I'm afraid it's too late to plant them now.

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