How to Grow Daffodils

When to Plant Daffodils

Plant during September, October, November, December, January. Only plant when no frost is forecast for a few days after planting.

How to Plant Daffodils

Plant daffodils twice the depth of the bulb. Plant in groups of 3, 6, 12, etc, this makes the display look more natural.

Daffodils, v. Mondragon, and Polyanthus Stella Pheasant Eye.

Can you plant on top of Daffodil bulbs?

Yes. Something like polyanthus will give you flowers until the daffodils bloom.

When do Daffodils flower?

Depending on variety, daffodils flower during February, March, April and May.

How to Care for Daffodils

Daffodils need very little care and will continue to flower year after year. Planting newly bought bulbs every three years will give a continued crop of new flowers.

Do You Remove Flowers after flowering?

When the flower has died and shrivelled up, remove the dead flower. This is called deadheading and stops the bulb from producing a seed head which will weaken the bulbs of any flowers in the next few years.

Do you tie the leaves together after flowering?

No. Leave them to die back naturally. Tying the leaves together benefits only the gardener. Just leave it to nature.

Do Daffodils flower every year?

Daffodils will give a stunning display for many years but some varieties will start to produce smaller flowers after a few years. Planting new bulbs every few years will ensure you have a healthy display of flowers.

Growing Daffodils in Pots

Smaller flowering daffodils are often referred to as Narcissus. Try the varieties Minnow, Snow Baby, Tête à Tête. Make sure the pots doesn’t get frozen during Winter and water once a week. After flowering you can plant these in the garden if you wish.

Are there scented Daffodils?

Grow Cheerfulness if you are looking for a scented flower.


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