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Can tulips get tulip fire if they are planted in a terracotta pot with other bulbs?

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  • Nanny BeachNanny Beach Posts: 7,914
    The RHS site says it lives in the soil for 3 years,but you can plant them in pots,and planted out in the garden with the pots sunk into the soil I don't personally know anyone who has had it.I always grow tulips ,in pots because our soil is clay heavy and can get water logged. A friend mentioned planting her tulip in August in the garden, explained about tulip fire and that she shouldn't plant them till November. She didn't believe me,so I told her to look it up. She did, agreed,but has left them in the bed.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 47,198
    If you're using new, commercial compost, it should be fine, as it's treated thoroughly enough to kill viruses off.  'New' being the operative word.  :)
    However, check the requirements of the other bulbs. Tulips need very free draining soil and protection from really wet weather, whereas many other bulbs aren't fussy at all.  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


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