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my potted tulips are wilting, please HELP!

13 years ago


I live in the southwestern region of New Mexico and I'm not sure which zone I fall into. I got some potted tulips for valentine's day, and now they are wilting. I have no idea how to care for them, so I need as much advise as I can get.

I read other messages about tulips, in which you guys said they were probably "Forced" this time of year. Is this problem a cause of that?

When i first got them, they were bright pink and closed, but they have recently opened and turned a dark red-purple color.

I keep them in doors because it is still cold during the day and night. I keep them by the window in the day, to get sunlight, and away from the window at night so they don't get too cold. I keep the soil moist, but they are wilting and some of the petals have fallen off.

Is this normal? How long do Tulips usually bloom for? What can I do to help them? When do i know the bulbs are ready to go dormant and be frozen?

I know I am asking alot, but I really could use the help.



Summer B.

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