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23/03/2012 at 08:25

Hi im Cia and new to the forum. I love gardening but i never ealised their was so much to it.

Last November i repotted a large Purple Sensation Alluim. I took it from one container and put it into another more steady pot. However now ive found i have two. The bulb i replanted is coming on a treat but the pot i took it from has somehow produced another. How is this so?

23/03/2012 at 08:36

Most spring bulbs produce offsets or bulblets ever year same as daffs snowdrops etc thats how the clumps get larger. Not sure if it will flower this year tho. I know tulip bulblets take two years to get to flowering size. Last year i put 20 tulip purple sensations in pots, after flowering i removed them and after drying found my original 20 bulbs plus 30 bulblets, so in a way your getting free plants

23/03/2012 at 09:01

Oh how interesting - thanks Stephen.

07/05/2013 at 20:39

I bought 20 tulip bulbs last autumn and planted them.  Now I have about 25 flowering bulbs with 5 tiny ones- but they are flowering.  I really doubt I got bulbs for free in the pack.  Is it possible to have flowering offshoots when buying tulip bulbs the first year?

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