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petunias and tulips

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by grass disaster, Sep 24, 2007.

  1. grass disaster

    grass disaster LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,583

    i have small round beds (3 x 3)flower beds in front of my house.

    thinking ahead to spring. i currently have petunias in my beds. frost is fast approaching. i want to rip them out and plant tulips in there.

    can i plant tulips in there so that after the tulips are done flowering in spring,cut the tulips down and plant petunias over them?
  2. mattfromNY

    mattfromNY LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,581

    I'd say yes, but if you cut the foliage down too soon on the tulips, you will risk losing some of the following years' blooms. The foliage feeds the bulb to supply energy for the following years' blooms.

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