Bulbs

Bulbs

tulips in field

About

Bulbs and other bulb-like structures, like corms, tubers, and tuberous roots, spring forth each year with vibrant flowers. While many bloom in the spring, different species can be found flowering throughout the entire growing season in Iowa yards and gardens. Learn about selection, planting, and care of bulbs.

bulbs being planted in dirt

How to Manage Potential Problems Growing Tulips

While easy to grow, tulips do occasionally develop problems.  Early emerging foliage, browsing from deer and rabbits, and bulb rot are a few common ones.  Below are potential problems encountered when growing tulips in the landscape and how to manage them.


 

Frequently Asked Questions

Bulbs Experts

Aaron Steil

Aaron Steil

Consumer Horticulture Extension Specialist
Selection and Care of Bulbs
Tender Perennials

Cindy Haynes

Cindy Haynes

Professor
Selection and Care of Bulbs
Tender Perennials