QuestionsHow to growFlowersBulbstulips 0 Vote Up Vote Down Alan Stenson asked 12 years ago when is the best time to plant tulips? its late september now…. 1 Answers 0 Vote Up Vote Down Gerry Daly Staff answered 5 years ago Tulips can be planted at any time the bulbs are available. While they can be planted later than most spring bulbs, well into November, there is no advanatage to waiting. After all, in nature, they are in the ground all the time.