How do you stop tulip bulbs from sprouting prematurely?
A pot of tulip bulbs kept in a dark cold cellar are sprouting. Should I bring it into the light and at what temperature?
Prematurely sprouting tulips is not an unheard of problem for gardeners overwintering bulbs, despite our best efforts at keeping things cold and dark
If all else fails, put them out in your house with light and warmth and enjoy unexpected house tulips.
It is possible that this could negatively impact their blooms this year, but it’s probably too soon to tell and you’ll have to wait until spring to know for sure. The bulbs themselves shouldn’t suffer permanent damage just from the early break in dormancy.