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Terrible Tulip Troubles #790762

Asked May 14, 2022, 1:34 PM EDT

Sone tulips in a a section of my yard appear to have tulip fire fungus. I pulled them, by the bulbs out of the ground to burn in my fire pit. The bulbs look so healthy. Do I really have to get rid of them or is there a way to remove the fungus? Thanks

Jackson County Michigan

Expert Response

Hello Rochelle

Here are some articles on tulip-fire aka botrytis blight
http://ipm.illinois.edu/diseases/series600/rpd609/

http://pnwhandbooks.stage.extension.oregonstate.edu/plantdisease/host-disease/tulip-fire

If you think the bulbs are healthy, dry them per the instructions above, destroying all leaves and flowers. Replant in a new location so as to avoid the remaining fungi still in the soil. Follow the care instructions in the above articles and see if your tulips do better next season!
Laura Sheffer Replied May 14, 2022, 2:31 PM EDT

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