Bulbs forum: help with bulbs of valentine tulips

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Name: Jelinda AKA jojoe Ivey
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jojoe
Feb 24, 2013 9:27 AM CST
I have what was a beautiful pot of red tulips, now i have 6 tulip plants in a pot with spent blooms!!

When should i plant these bulbs outside and can i leave them in the pot for now. They won't bloom again until next summer correct.So as long as they are in the ground by the fall they will be ok.

I don't want to wait that long .unless i have to for some unseen reason because that's a busy time for me.How soon can i plant them & what do i need to do with the plant? Leave it for nutrition for the bulb i've heard.

Thank you for any advice or opinions Smiling Thumbs up
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Name: Calin
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fixpix
Feb 25, 2013 1:45 AM CST
Well, if they were mine, I'd plant them ASAP (time and weather permitting).
And incorrect... not "until next summer" but "spring". Smiling
Whatever these tulip bulbs do, they will enjoy it more out there in the garden than in a pot.
Name: Jelinda AKA jojoe Ivey
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jojoe
Feb 27, 2013 2:27 PM CST
Thank you very much!!

Can i assume the same goes for calla lily bulbs?
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Name: Calin
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fixpix
Feb 28, 2013 1:00 AM CST
I think Calla is another story. I never had any so I can't give advice. Around here, Calla is mainly for pots.
Name: Evan
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eclayne
Feb 28, 2013 10:32 AM CST

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If you're planting the Callas in ground do so after your last frost date. See the ATP Webapp The Garden Planting Calendar. You can push this date by a week or two by adding 2-3 inches of compost on top of the soil.
Evan
Name: Jelinda AKA jojoe Ivey
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jojoe
Mar 3, 2013 10:17 PM CST
The Calla Lily's where also bought after they had been force bloomed in a nursery for valentines day & the garden shops are full of tulip,calla lily's etc... that have been force bloomed before their time in a nursery.Should i leave the ones such as calla lily that are in dirt and have already bloomed in the dirt inside or what should i do with them & when i plant them outside in a bed will they bloom again?

When i bought the calla lily's they were marked very low, the foliage was damaged by the cold weather.I can't seem to keep walking past a marked down plant. Whistling Thumbs up

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jmorth
Mar 3, 2013 11:37 PM CST
Forced tulips usually split and even if able to grow to blooming size would take years. I force half a refrigerator full a year and usually discard them after they bloom. Other forced spring bulbs I usually give the foliage as much sun as possible and allow to dry out; they just set in the garage then till that fall when I put them in the ground; these usually rebloom, some for years. Daffodils and hyacinths have very good results.
The Calla should work as eclayne says but you'll probably need to bring it in over next winter (unless hardy to you); it may bloom in whatever pot it's re-potted in according to it's cycle. I grow several in pots that are overwintered dry in basement to bloom following summer.
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Name: Jelinda AKA jojoe Ivey
Thomson,Ga. (Zone 8a)
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jojoe
Mar 4, 2013 1:12 AM CST
I don't want to grow them in pots,i want to plant them in the ground.I am in zone 8 so bulbs stay in ground and bloom every year.I just didn't know what to do with them now,i still have maybe a month before i can plant them, maybe less.Can i just leave them in the pots but i should let the soil their in go dry?I don't want them to rot or mold in wet soil correct.The calla lily does have much green foliage left.I will check the calendar to see when i am suppose to plant them.

Leave them in the pot of dry soil or take them out? The tulip bulbs are in very dry soil inside my house,to much rain to get them planted.Calla lily soil still drying out,leave them in pot if soil dry's soon or what do i do with them until i can put them in the ground?

Thank you all for taking the time to help me!! Thumbs up
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Name: Evan
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eclayne
Mar 4, 2013 7:02 AM CST

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Hi jojoe,

If I understand you correctly the potted Callas have bloomed and are in leaf, not dormant corms.

If correct, wait until several weeks after your last frost date to plant out. You don't want to stress the growing plants with sudden cold and wind. Mine stay actively growing until autumn frost, months after blooming. Lack of water will force them into dormancy as well.

The main issue I see is depth. I don't know how deeply they're planted in the pots but probably pretty close to the surface. Most like to be about 8" deep in ground, so at some point after they've gone dormant, you should dig them up and re-plant at a proper depth.

Evan

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