tulips

Tulip bulb
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Certain spring-flowering bulbs, particularly tulips and hyacinths, need to be pre-chilled to bloom properly in the spring. Louisiana's winters aren't cold enough, long enough to satisfy their need for chill.


Narcissus ‘Grand Primo’ has deep green foliage and pure white flowers and reliably blooms year after year.
LSU Ag Center

If you want tulips and daffodils to brighten your garden next spring, you have to plant them this fall.