Tulip query

DaveKarn@aol.com DaveKarn@aol.com
Mon, 30 Aug 2004 20:49:47 PDT
In a message dated 8/30/04 4:32:51 PM Pacific Daylight Time, 
mark@marksgardenplants.com writes:

> . . . they make a new bulb each year but most of mine are now divided into 
> two or three bulbs. Any ideas why they would have done this?

Mark ~

As I understand tulips (imperfectly!), each of the major leaves will make a 
bulb, thus, there will always be more than a single bulb at the end of each 
season (assuming one started with a mature bulb and growing conditions were 
conducive).  Like offsets of all bulbous plants, these "daughter" bulbs have to be 
of a certain size to bloom and that is a factor wholly dependent on culture.

Dave Karnstedt
Cascade Daffodils
Silverton, Oregon, USA

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