Tulips – Is It Too Late To Plant

Q: We usually plant a couple hundred tulips along our driveway in early November. This year, with the drought, I held off. Is it too late to plant them?

A: It’s not too late. One year I gave my mother tulip bulbs for Christmas and planted them after the family lunch. They bloomed perfectly on schedule. In my experience, spring bulbs produce flowers no matter when you plant them in fall or winter. Blooms from a winter planting will be later and stockier but there is no advantage in holding them until next year.

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