Tulips are another beautiful and easily recognized bulb plants. Tulips still continue to be one of the most popular types of flowers among the many gardeners.
Tulips are also among the most hybridized of all flowers. You’ll find tulips with hybrids available in a staggering array of shapes, sizes, colors and textures. Some of the most popular tulip hybrids include pastels, spotted tulips, bicolor tulips and tricolor tulips.
The blooming seasons for most of tulips are from mid to late spring. However some tulips need a period of extended cold in order to look and bloom their best. To encourage multiple blooming, Feed tulips with a high quality, nitrogen rich fertilizer. Also you should apply the fertilizer before the first bloom. That will give the best results.
Planting & Taking Care of Tulips
In mild climates you can start the planting process. it is best to refrigerate tulip bulbs for six weeks before they are planted. Usually it is possible for tulip bulbs to remain in the ground. Therefore most gardeners treat them as annuals and replant them each year. If you do like this, then you’ll be able to get the best blooms year after year.
Tulips usually like full sun. Also they benefit from a regular watering schedule during their growing and blooming periods. The best time to plant tulip bulbs are in the fall. Plant tulip bulbs three times as deep as the bulb is wide. Therefore, a 2” wide bulb would be planted 6” deep. Also it is important to leave sufficient space between the planted bulbs.
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