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Can I re-plant tulip bulbs?


I have a load of tulip bulbs that I had dug up from last year. 

They flowered and I let them die  back  naturally before taking them up and  drying  them off to store them. I’ve suddenly remembered them and I’m about to replant them but I’m not actually sure if they are likely to re-flower?

 They have sprouted shoots and in fact there are lots of smaller bulbs that have fallen off the main ones… 

I’m wondering if I should put up all the small one separately…?


Thanks :-) 


  • I'd plant the bigger ones asap ... nice and deep and be careful not to bury any icy soil.  I wouldn't bother with the little ones unless they're the little species type tulips which naturalise well.  

    I've planted tulip bulbs around Christmas time before and they've flowered well.  image

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • ClaringtonClarington Posts: 4,949

    If they are still firm (i.e. not mushy or just a husk) pop them and see what happens.

    Nothing lost if they don't do well!

  • Papi JoPapi Jo Posts: 3,996

    Nothing ventured, nothing gained! 

    You are invited to a virtual visit of my garden (in English or in French).
  • LynLyn Posts: 22,889

    I put the little ones in a window box trough and bring them on each year.  But then i’m a tight ar+e.

    i love to get something for nothing.  Not sure how long they take to make a good sized bulb, maybe three years. 

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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