What do I do with my Easter tulips that died?

in order to have them next season

  8 answers
  • Here is what to do:

    I live in a milder climate and just repot them and stick them in a corner and forget about them, and toss some water on them occasionally. Not a recommended method, but it works well for me. Always a fun surprise when then come up! Move them where I can enjoy them, then repot again in fresh soil and the cycle continues.
  • Han11807599 Han11807599 on Apr 16, 2018
    I've planted them outside, 6 inches deep, & they've come back up the following springs. Have done this with other spring bulbs too, they come back up each spring.
  • Vexie Vexie on Apr 16, 2018
    Clip any leaves left on the bulbs and any remaining dirt on the bulbs and put them in something like an onion bag so that the air can circulate around them and this fall plant them for more beautiful Easter tulips!!!
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Apr 16, 2018
    if your area is frost free, dig the hole twice the size of the container width and depth and plant the entire plant including the foliage which the bulbs feef from
  • Bonnie Bonnie on Apr 16, 2018
    I was just Googling this yesterday to see if I could do the same thing with mine. The bottom line is, don't expect much for 1 to 3 years. This is because when tulips are "forced" or artificially made to bloom at a certain time, the bulbs become depleted, and need to recover a long time before they'll bloom again. Most of the sites I read said it's best to just treat them as annuals, throw them out and buy new ones next year. I hate that idea, but nature does what it does.
  • Kelly Denoyer Russell Kelly Denoyer Russell on Apr 16, 2018
    Put them in the ground outside
  • Sweet Image Sweet Image on Apr 16, 2018
    I live way up north, near Canada, in NH, but I just put the bulbs in the ground, and next year they bloom! I do it with all Easter blooms
  • Alberta Coulter Alberta Coulter on Apr 16, 2018
    If you live in the south, the ground doesn't get cold enough for tulips to do well. You have to put the bulbs in the refrigerator for about 6 weeks before you plant them. Make sure they are not too damp or they will rot. Then you plant them in october or november. That's why most people in the south treat them as annuals. It's not hard, but it is time consuming.
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