We know you want to regrow your tulips and keep your Bloomaker bulbs healthy all year long. Here are our instructions for regrowing your tulips in two different ways: in soil and hydroponically.
How to Replant Tulips Bulbs in Soil
After your bulbs have finished flowering the first time, clip the dead flower off the stem, and let the remaining foliage die off while maintaining water level in the glass vase. When the foliage has completed drying out, you may see new little bulbs beginning to form, leave these.
Cut the foliage, but leave the roots, and store the bulbs dry and as cool as possible until early November. Then plant them in your garden according to what zone you live in, using a good mix of soil and compost, and be sure to water them thoroughly when first planting them.
You can find your planting zone here: USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map which will help you determine the best time to replant the bulbs after drying them out:
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Zones 4 & 5 – September or early OctoberZones 6 & 7 – October to early NovemberZones 8 & 9 – November to early DecemberZone 10 – Late December to early January
If you live in zones 8 through 10, you should refrigerate the tulips bulbs for six to eight weeks before planting. Before refrigerating, place them in a paper bag and keep them away from ripening fruits (fruits produce ethylene gas, which can destroy the flower bud within the bulb).
Tulips grow best in full sun in well-prepped soil with fast drainage. Avoid planting the bulbs where water collects or in locations that are prone to late frosts.
How to Regrow Tulips Bulbs Hydroponically
You will have the best chance at success when growing them via soil, but if you’d like to attempt to grow them in water again, here are the steps we recommend taking.
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Before attempting to force bulbs in water, we recommend letting them recover in soil via the instructions above or pre-chill your bulbs in a paper bag in the refrigerator for 12 to 15 weeks.
Once you’re ready to plant them, fill your old Bloomaker vase 2 inches deep with rock or glass and then place the tulip bulb on top with the pointed area upright. The idea with this is to use the beads or rocks to hold the bulb itself out of the water while still allowing roots to receive moisture. Fill the vase with water until it comes just 1 inch from the bottom of the bulb. Then move the bulb and vase to a cool dark location for 4 to 6 weeks. You should change the water often, about once a week, and keep an eye out for sprouting.
Once the bulbs begin sprouting, you can bring them into the open again and begin caring for them the same way you did the first time they bloomed.
If you find success regrowing your Bloomaker bulbs, we love to see photos of our bulbs reblooming! Be sure to tag your photos on our social media pages (Instagram and Facebook)! Looking for more tips? Subscribe to our newsletter below!
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