Chilling Tulip Bulbs

Q: How much chilling do tulip bulbs need in order to bloom in early April?

A: Tulip bulbs need to experience 8 – 16 weeks of temperatures below 40 degrees in order to bloom properly. North Georgia has plenty of hours when garden soil is cool enough to put tulips into a blooming frame of mind. Plant your bulbs after mid-October and they will bloom fine in April.

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