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12 thoughts on “Why are my Tulips so Short? (and a March Update)”
Wow! Beautiful 🙂
Thanks so much! 🙂 🙂
They look more like roses–except for the leaves.
I just loooveee them so much!
Such beautiful flower! Your tulips are short and my hellebores are tall!
Even when they’re short, they’re still gorgeous! 🙂 🙂 I need to plant more hellebores!!! 🙂
they all look besutiful
Thanks so much 🙂 🙂 🙂
Not short on beauty.
I agree!! 🙂 🙂 🙂
From what I understand, you’re right on the money — too little cold makes for short tulips.
I am really really hoping you can help me with a question. So I’m dipping my toes into flower farming as a venture, and next year I’m going to be forcing Darwin tulips, and growing others to order, for my cost, just to see what that would look like if I wanted to try making a go of that.
I have the luxury of an attached garage and an unheated greenhouse along with several choice spots for burying pots in trenches, so my only real constraint on forcing, time-wise, is acquiring the tulips.
Okay, so I guess this is two questions — first, how long can you hold tulips in “chill” before they rebel? If I wanted to save some of this year’s order, could I potentially save them for forcing right through ’till the following fall?
And second — I know that the vast majority of tulips sold here in the US are imported, and the domestic sellers can’t exactly ship out before they receive. But do any of them sell the previous year’s stock? If they did, would it be any good?
My children’s godfather is head over heels for a woman who adores tulips and was born in October. I would dearly love to surprise him with a big fat armload of them, for her 🙂
And lastly, thank you so much for all of the information you share here. You’ve been an enormous help!!!
Dont feel bad- my tulips that have been tall years prior are ALL short. Buds opening at the same height as the leaves. Very strange. I have almost 200 various types and not one is tall. Last year I had extremely tall tulips that swayed in the breeze