tulips that already bloomed indoors - Knowledgebase Question

Brooklyn, Ne
Question by tigerlilymia
April 22, 2010
I received beautiful buckets of tulips for easter which have now died. how do i go about replanting them in my own garden. what do i do with them until the fall. do i water? keep indoors and do I take all the dirt off and put them in a paper bag?

Answer from NGA
April 22, 2010


You can remove the dead foliage and unpot the bulbs then either plant them directly in the garden or store them in a cool, dry location and plant them outdoors this fall. I think it's easier to simply plant them outdoors now and mark where you plant them so you don't accidently dig them up while they are resting. Next spring they'll sprout and with any luck they'll flower nicely for you. Hope so!

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