Cheerful yellow daffodil blooms mean that spring is just around the corner: here’s a guide on when to plant daffodil bulbs
When to Plant Daffodil Bulbs for a Gorgeous Spring Garden
Daffodils are one of the easiest flower bulbs to grow and will thrive in most regions of North America. Plant your daffodil bulbs when the soil is starting to cool down in the fall; they will need two to four weeks to settle in before the soil freezes. Our daffodil bulbs are shipped from September onwards; the date you plant them will depend on where you live, but as a general rule, you can plant daffodil bulbs from September to December. The cooler the zone, the earlier you should plant them and they will reward you with weeks of color, returning year after year.
When Is the Best Time to Plant Daffodil Bulbs in Your USDA Zone?
Most daffodil varieties need several weeks of cold temperatures to bloom well in spring and the best time to plant them will vary according to your USDA (climate hardiness) zone. Daffodils and narcissi perform best in the cooler zones (7 and lower) although we offer many cultivars that will grow in warmer areas (zones 8 and higher). Even if you live in the hottest and wettest areas of North America, such as the south of Florida, you can still enjoy daffodils by growing cultivars such as the highly scented Paperwhite narcissi indoors.
Let Us Help You to Decide When Is the Best Time to Plant Daffodil Bulbs
Our top quality daffodils and other flower bulbs are expertly grown in the Netherlands before being shipped ready for planting from September through December. If you’re still not sure when to plant daffodil bulbs where you live, just check the box “Let DutchGrown decide” when filling your shopping cart and we will ensure that your top quality daffodil bulbs are shipped ready for planting at the optimum time.
Planning ahead is the key to a dazzling spring garden. If you’ve set your heart on one of our Elite daffodil varieties, ensure availability by ordering with our Early Bird discount, as these sought-after blooms sell out fast.