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

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