Basal rot and tulips

October 15, 2009

Categories: Basal Rot, Diseases and Pests, Growing Daffodils, Planting

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I’ve got an area that has developed a basal rot problem.  I removed all daffodils this year and plan to rest the area for a couple of years.  Can I put tulips there would that perpetuate the problem and defeat the purpose of removing the daffodils?

Kathleen Simpson
WV – where I’d be planting, but it’s cold and raining today

2 responses to “Basal rot and tulips”

  1. Ted Snazelle, Mississippi Ted Snazelle says:
    The basal rot fungus which attacks tulips is a different form of the species Fusarium oxysporum than the one which attacks daffodils.  Basal rot of narcissus is caused by Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. narcissi whereas the basal rot of tulips is caused by Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. tulipae.
    Ted Snazelle

    Theodore E. Snazelle, Ph.D.

    101 Water Oaks Drive

    Clinton MS 39056-9733

  2. Kathleen Simpson says:

    So I should be able to put tulips in this questionable ground without giving the narcissi fusarium anything to live on?  Good!  I might possibly have perhaps sort of ordered just a few more bulbs than I have space for.  Again.



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