Plant of the Week: Tulips
One of the first spring blooming flowers to pop up are Tulips. While these are perennial flowers, most treat them as annuals and plant new bulbs each fall. Tulips are so popular that you can find these flowers all over the world.
One (not so) fun fact is that the beautiful dappled & streaked coloration of some tulips is called “breaking” and is caused by a virus.
How to care for Tulips:
Tulips prefer well-drained sandy soil that is slightly acidic to neutral pH levels. They grow well in full or afternoon sun.
Here are some pruning tips:
As with other spring blooming flowers, you can deadhead these when the blooms are spent for a neater looking appearance. However be sure to leave the foliage as this is needed to gather energy for a bloom the following year.
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