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faithbarcroft
Mar 22, 2016 7:35 AM CST
I supported my daughter's 8th grade horticulture sale& her teacher said its fungus? She has been treating with a fungicide spray. My question is I want to plant daffodils & hyacinth bulbs in same bed this October. Half of the bulbs are already in this bed, how do I treat this situation? Thank you, Faith Barcroft zone 8
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jmorth
Mar 23, 2016 12:38 AM CST
Welcome to ATP...There is a fungus group at http://garden.org/forums/view/fungi/
If you post your query over there, perhaps they can help.
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JuneOntario
Mar 23, 2016 7:04 AM CST
Welcome!

I'm thinking that if that's a fungus growing on your sprouting tulip, it may have been present in the bulb when it was planted, and it may just now be coming out and fruiting. Or the growing tip may have been damaged after it came up and fungus spores entered the tulip then. My suggestion would be to pull up and throw away any sick tulips, leaving only the healthy ones. There may not be anything wrong with your soil.
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sooby
Mar 23, 2016 7:25 AM CST
The tulip appears to be in a pot in the picture - is the problem that you want to plant this tulip in the bed but haven't yet? If you haven't planted it yet, I would not. There are fungal diseases that are specific to tulip (only affect tulips) and there are fungal diseases that can affect tulips plus other bulbs. Without knowing for sure what this is better to be safe than sorry. Is this one of several tulips from the same source though?

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faithbarcroft
Mar 23, 2016 7:28 AM CST
This is from the same source. 1/2 were planted already &1/2 still in these pots. My husband also bought some lillies which I potted close to this situation & they have white-tan spots all over the pink blooms now.
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sooby
Mar 23, 2016 7:37 AM CST
Is this potted one the only tulip with a visible problem?

faithbarcroft
Mar 23, 2016 7:45 AM CST
No they all have spots(some small) this one just happens to show the severity of the majority of them.
Name: Sue
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sooby
Mar 23, 2016 8:58 AM CST
I'm not an expert on tulip diseases - it almost sounds like the Lilium could have a Botrytis infection but the Botrytis on tulips is specific to tulips. I would suggest you post in the "Bulbs" forum and see if anyone there can help you. If it's a specific tulip disease it wouldn't affect your other bulbs but if it's not specific then it could be a future problem (assuming it didn't originate in your home environment to start with).

If you post to the Bulbs forum, or we continue trying to help here, it would be useful if you could give us some idea where you are, doesn't have to be specific but diseases can differ from country to country and region to region. If you had a local extension office nearby such as in the USA then taking a plant there for diagnosis would be an option.

faithbarcroft
Mar 23, 2016 9:05 AM CST
We are in Texas & the picture is 2nd batch of tulips bought from my daughter's horticulture class. I'm a 1st time grower & all we have in our yard now are blue bonnets & yellow roses. I will probably take the above advice to dig them up & get rid of the ones in pots also. Guess it'll have to be viewed as a nice donation to the school this year;) i

I did call extension office but they are extremely busy so I'm still waiting.
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sooby
Mar 23, 2016 9:27 AM CST
Hopefully the extension office will be able to help you, they should be familiar with what can affect tulips in your area. Disposing of them may certainly be the safest option. I might also not plant tulips for a couple of years or so in the same bed as the removed affected ones just in case.

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