This year’s tulips are ridiculously short – I’ve included some possible explanations below!
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.
UUUGGGHHH. SHORT TULIPS.
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!
This color is so pretty. I wish I knew the exact name, but this was in a “mix” bag.
The larkspur are getting so much taller!
These tulips are opening before they even poke above the leaves. Talk about a bummer!
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.
I think it’s safe to say it’s been too warm for the tulips when you have COTTON starting to germinate!
The “Charming Beauty” tulips have another interesting problem in addition to the short stems – I’ll probably post about that, too, eventually.