Tulips - some white & slightly distorted foliage
I have tulips growing in a well drained raised bed contained within a brick surround, others in the normal ground level soil in my garden and others in 16" diameter pots. They were al planted in about October - November 2012 and they all produced a superb display in the spring of 2013. I let them all die back naturally during the summer.
This spring, the plants in the 16" pots are growing well, but 50% of those in the raised bed & 20% of those in the garden have several white distorted leaves. They are all however in bud and just showing colour.. I have also noticed that some of my Spanish Bluebells also have white leaves, but they are not quiite in bud. I cannot find anywhere a description of what the problem may be. I did wonder if it was anything to do with the exceptionally wet winter we have had here in Kent, especially as the problem appears to be across 2 species. Can anyone offer up any solutions please?