Thin Stemmed Tulips

Sat, 31 Mar 2007 09:05:45 PDT
All I know is the longer the chilling period (ie was it a very cold winter?) 
the longer the stem
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From: "C.J. Teevan" <>
To: "Pacific Bulb Society" <>
Sent: Friday, March 30, 2007 12:12 PM
Subject: Re: [pbs] Thin Stemmed Tulips

> My sister grows Tulips, down in North Carolina, and this year she says the 
> stems are not strong enough to hold them up.  My guess is that she 
> replaces them every 3 years or so.  I hate to admit not knowing the answer 
> to her but I am not sure why this would happen unless there was some 
> mineral deficiency, or a frost that destroyed the stem, or ???  Any 
> theories and is this deja vu for anyone else?  I have never, never had 
> this problem.
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