Daffodil

Zone

3 – 8

Height:

12 – 18 inches

Light:

full sun to part shade

By: Meriel Bradley

The sunny yellow blooms of daffodils are a welcome sign of spring and warmer weather around the corner.

Daffodils grow from bulbs planted in the ground in the fall – just dig a hole 6” deep and set the daffodil bulbs into the hole pointy side up. Cover the bulbs with soil and water the area if the soil is dry.

Daffodils look best when they are planted in informal groups – try not to plant them in straight rows.

An easy method is to plant in a circle in groups of 10. If you place 3 in the middle with 7 placed around the middle 3 you will get a good looking clump.

After your daffodils have bloomed in the spring, allow the plants to grow until they die off. It’s important to no cut them back until they die off as they need time after blooming to store energy in the bulbs for next year’s blooms.

To enjoy the daffodil season for as long as possible, you can select varieties that bloom in early, mid, and late spring. This will give you new flowers as others are fading. You can add to your collection over time for bigger displays each year.

Quick Facts

Grows well in both full sun and part shade

Zones 3 – 8

Plant in the fall for flowers in the spring

Plant in groups of 10 for the best show of flowers

More Gardening

Growing Carrots

Growing Carrots

By: Meriel Bradley Carrots are easy to grow from seed once you get the hang of the basics. Carrot seed can be planted directly in the ground once the soil can be worked in early spring. I'm in zone 5 and I can generally get my first seeds in around the 2nd or 3rd week...

read more
Dakota Pinnacle Birch

Dakota Pinnacle Birch

By: Meriel Bradley Developed in North Dakota, this is a hardy cultivar of Japanese White Birch. Growing in a graceful slender column to 25 ft. tall by only 10 ft. wide this tree is a lovely choice for a small garden. In March or April, the tree is covered with long...

read more
Lemon Coral Sedum

Lemon Coral Sedum

By: Meriel Bradley Lemon Coral Sedum is a very easy plant to grow, and believe it or not it keeps its colour through the winter, and although it looks spiky it's actually quite soft to the touch. It's supposed to be an annual in my zone 5 garden, but it seems to...

read more

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This