Early Tulips

Bill_zone6(W. Pa)January 28, 2002

According to my Botany instructor, tulips that come up too early because of rare warm days of January and February will pull themselves back down into the ground as the cold weather returns. Anyone heard of this? Any other plants that have survival adaptations similiar to this?

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John_D(USDA 8b WA)

Around here, they just freeze to the ground.

    Bookmark   January 29, 2002 at 4:10PM
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teri2(7B TN)

I agree with the Professor. They just seem to snuggle down in the protection of the leaves. Of course, if the flower stalk has stretched high above the leaves, you're out of luck.

    Bookmark   January 30, 2002 at 9:57PM
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When MY tulips experience a cold spell, they retreat to their beds with a cup of warm cappuccino, a good book, and down comforters made with only the finest French goose down.

Martha Stewart

    Bookmark   March 13, 2002 at 9:21PM
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Good one Nymph, except Martha's wouldn't have the nerve to retreat back into the ground!!

    Bookmark   March 15, 2002 at 1:27PM
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