tulips in raised bed gardens

Asked September 11, 2018, 11:16 AM EDT

Will tulips planted in raised bed gardens make it through winter, or likely freeze out.

Anoka County Minnesota

1 Response

It is likely they will freeze out. Tulips have to overwinter in dry soil. Dry soil freezes harder than wet so tulips are planted at a depth of about 8 inches and have a large mass of soil around them. You might try moving only half the bulbs. If we get snow cover that will protect them I wouldn’t expect them to survive for many years but the newer fancy varieties don’t survive for many years regardless.