The best time to plant bulbs is from
Mid-September to Mid-November. Bulbs should be kept in a well
ventilated, dry place before planting. Bulbs like to reside in
sandy soil for it’s good drainage. This keeps the bulbs from
suffocating. Spacing between the bulbs is the gardener’s choice
but we recommend planting at least a bulb length apart.
Planting in clusters is the most effective and pleasing to the
eye. There should be 5 to 7 inches of soil on top of the tulip
bulbs. The general rule for other bulb varieties for depth is 3
times the bulb size.
Re-planting Tulip Bulbs
results, tulip bulbs like to be replanted every year. After the
foliage dies off, around Mid-June, dig up the bulbs. Remove the
smaller bulbs from the big bulbs and throw them out. Store the
big bulbs in a well ventilated, cool, and dry place. Replant
the bulbs in the fall and enjoy them again the following
process occurs when bulbs return year after year with very
little care. It works best with Daffodils, Muscari, Iris,
Scillas, Sparaxis, and Darwin Hybrid Tulips.
Cut Tulip Tip
Did you know
that tulips keep growing once they are cut from the fields?
That’s right, once they are put in a vase they will continue to
grow. The average vase life for cut tulips is 5 to 8 days. In
order to enhance the vase life, cut stems at an angle before
putting tulips in a vase and add water on a daily basis.
consumer information as to how to best take care of tulips at
www.tulip-info.com. Visit www.liliuminfo.com for consumer
information on lilies. Sites for other varieties will be
launched soon, we will keep you updated.