Why are my Tulips so Short? (and a March Update)

Hi Lovelies!

This year’s tulips are ridiculously short – I’ve included some possible explanations below!

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I planted out some of the hardy annuals. The same night, it rained almost 3 inches. We’ll see if anything recovers from the beat down.

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UUUGGGHHH. SHORT TULIPS.

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I’m fairly certain that this “warmer than normal” winter is the reason the tulips are so short. Just to make sure, I even double checked about the tulips I ordered, just to make sure they were supposed to be tall. This might sound silly, but some tulips are shorter than others, so always pay attention to type!

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This color is so pretty. I wish I knew the exact name, but this was in a “mix” bag.

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The larkspur are getting so much taller!

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These tulips are opening before they even poke above the leaves. Talk about a bummer!

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My “fancy” tulips even have short stems! I’ve read that water can be a factor. Flowers need plenty of water about a month or so before blooming. It’s been very wet here, so I doubt this would be my problem.

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I think it’s safe to say it’s been too warm for the tulips when you have COTTON starting to germinate!

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The “Charming Beauty” tulips have another interesting problem in addition to the short stems – I’ll probably post about that, too, eventually.

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