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By Casso

Kent, United Kingdom Gb

I was given some mini tulip bulbs and a pot to plant them in. The instructions said to plant them and keep in a cold greenhouse til March and then plant them out. Here they are. Can I leave them in the pot to flower and put them on my patio in March?




Yes you can do that but then I would plant them in the garden next year if you like them and want to keep them.

6 Jan, 2011


Also, make sure that that pot has drainage. If it doesn't, there's no way to keep tulips--or most other plants--in it long-term.

6 Jan, 2011


Thank you both. I forgot to say that I don't have a greenhouse so they are in the garage near the window.

6 Jan, 2011


If that pot is ceramic then it will not be frostproof, if it is plastic then OK. If ceramic then it will need to be kept at a low temperature but above freezing.

6 Jan, 2011


Thank you Bulbaholic. It is plastic.

6 Jan, 2011

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