Suicidal Sun Lover (Chameleon) Tulips
I planted Sun Lover Tulips for the first time last Autumn, since when I have watched these wonderful flowers slowly grow, from just green shoots, through looking like a bed of Brussels Sprouts on stalks to providing the most wonderful display of orange flame flower heads which would appear not to be able to make up their minds whether they are Tulips or Peonies. Then we had rain, and half of the flower heads snapped off under the weight of the water. I decided to cut my losses (literally) and cut them all to display indoors in vases. Sadly this "self decapitating" habit has continued and heads are still falling. As I hope to save the bulbs for planting again next year, is there anything that I can do to stop this hara-kiri habit happening again next year?