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Old 01-04-2006, 06:08 PM posted to triangle.gardens
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Nosmo King wrote:

Last fall I planted ~100 tulip bulbs of various types in different locations
around the yard. About half have emerged. About a third of those have
produced a flower. Needless to say, I'm disappointed. Do tulips take a year
to get established ? I've also heard that the poor results may have been due
to mild winter. I'm wondering if I just got a bunch of duds.


I've planted tulips and daffodils down here. Skip the tulips, only the daffodils come back.

I don't know if it's the warm climate or the animals or the soil, but my results have been similar to yours.

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Old 01-04-2006, 07:45 PM posted to triangle.gardens
 
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Tulips are not reliably good in NC soil and climate. Another big
disappointment is rhubarb. Have not found any rhubarb that does well
here either. Anyone aware of rhubarb that will gro in the Triangle?

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winters are not cold enough for tulips down here and the summers too hot.

There are a very few tulips that do well - but basically you spent a lot of
time for nothing.

The worst part is that they will continue to have leaves each year but get
smaller and smaller over time

daffodils are the way to go if you want a bulb plant

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Tulips are not reliably good in NC soil and climate. Another big
disappointment is rhubarb. Have not found any rhubarb that does well
here either. Anyone aware of rhubarb that will gro in the Triangle?





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