Tulips in Maryland?
So after seeing all the lovely tulips this spring now that fall planting is coming I thought I would try them. The price is right! But then I heard that they are essentially annuals in that the donÂt usually bloom again?
I also heard that if you planted the bulbs a good 12 inches below the ground and made sure there was enough drainage that you could encourage them to be perennials.
Will they come back? What ones are most likely to?
I found their "French blend" to be particularly beautiful.
Also what about after they bloom. Is there something I can plant with them that will be showy afterwards I was thinking Irises but will they hinder each others performance?
I like the look of a more natural garden but I cant seem to resist an enormous block of color like that. I just donÂt know what to do.
Should I just can the whole idea?
Also I should mention I was thinking of doing this in my front yard which is not full sun more like dappled sun all day with a blast of direct sun as it is setting.
Thanks for reading my post,