Tulip Care & FAQ

Tulips Care

1. What should I do if the water gets cloudy?

In the rare occasion the water gets cloudy, pour out the water while gently holding the tulips in place. Replace the water with fresh tap water. Repeat this process once more a day later.

2. What is the best environment for the Tulip bulbs?

The optimal environment is a room with a lot of natural light, at room temperature. The lower the temperature (above freezing), the longer the tulips will last.

3. Can I buy bulbs and put these on the pins contained at the bottom of the vase myself?

You could try this process, but we use specially prepared bulbs from growers in the Netherlands to get good results. We cannot guarantee the bulbs will reproduce a second time in water alone.

4. The Tulip bulbs show penicillin spots (mold spots). What should I do?

Mold is a very common and natural occurrence on flower bulbs. The mold will not affect the growth of the plants. If it is bothersome, you can try to brush the mold off with a small hard brush.

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Tulips Aftercare

1. How do I store my bulbs until next season?

After flowering, clip the dead flower off the stem, and let the foliage die off while maintaining water level. When the foliage has completely dried out, you may see new little bulbs beginning to form; leave these. Cut the foliage, and store the bulbs dry and as cool as possible. Place them in a paper bag away from ripening fruits (the fruits produce ethylene gas, which destroys the flower bud within the bulb). Then plant them in your garden at the appropriate time of year (see 2 below), using a good mix of soil and compost. Thoroughly water them when planting.

2. When and where should I plant after flowering in the USA?

This depends on your climate zone. Here is a Zone Map for reference.

  • Zones 4 & 5 – September or early October
  • Zones 6 & 7 – October to early November
  • Zones 8 & 9 – November to early December
  • Zone 10 – Late December to early January

Refrigerate tulip bulbs for six to eight weeks before planting in zones 8 through 10. Place them in a paper bag away from ripening fruits (the fruits produce ethylene gas, which destroys the flower bud within the bulb).

Tulips grow best in full sun in well-prepared soil with fast drainage. Avoid planting where water collects, or in locations that are prone to late frosts.

3. When and where should I plant after flowering in Australia?

This depends on your climate zone. Here is a Zone Map for reference.

  • Zone 1 - first week of autumn
  • Zones 2 & 3 - mid to late autumn
  • Zone 4 - end of autumn/beginning of winter season

Refrigerate tulips bulbs for six to eight weeks before planting in zones 2 and up. Place them in a paper bag away from ripening fruits (the fruits produce ethylene gas, which destroys the flower bud within the bulb).

Tulips grow best in full sun in well-prepared soil with fast drainage. Avoid planting where water collects, or in locations that are prone to late frosts.


General Information about our Bulbs

1. Why do Long Life Flowers last longer than potted flowers?

At Bloomaker, we select the best varieties and use state of the art growing equipment to provide you flowers that last longer than tulips in soil, or even cut tulips.

2. Where can we buy the Long Life Flowers?

Check your local grocery store or club store. Please see our Find Us tab for products available in your area.

3. May I buy the Long Life Flowers directly from you? Do you sell them online?

It's not possible to buy directly from us. Our company is wholesale only.