How Deep Do You Plant Daffodil Bulbs?
The cheerful yellow, orange and white blooms of daffodils are a sure sign that spring is on the way. But how deep do you plant daffodil bulbs for the best display?
A Guide to Planting Daffodils
Daffodils are easy to grow and will reward you by coming back year after year. When planting, ensure that your bulbs are large, undamaged and are heavy for their size. There are hundreds of varieties of daffodils to choose from, so check our website for the most suitable varieties for your location. If you're wondering how deep do you plant daffodil bulbs, read our tips for success.
How Deep Do You Plant Daffodil Bulbs Outdoors?
- Choose a well-drained site that receives sun for most of the day.
- When deciding how deep to plant daffodil bulbs, bear in mind that if you don’t plant them deeply enough, they are likely to perform less well and may become “blind” - in other words, they will not produce a bloom. Daffodil bulbs should be planted so that their pointed tops are about 4” - 7”, or about three times the size of the bulb, below the surface of the soil; allow 4 - 5 bulbs per square foot when planting outdoors.
How Deep Do You Plant Daffodil Bulbs in Pots?
Daffodils look fabulous in pots, whether on their own or combined with other bulbs and spring flowering plants such as pansies. When planting daffodil bulbs in pots, similar rules apply: plant them between 4 - 7” below the surface of the soil. Plant daffodils in pots more thickly than in the ground: just make sure that the bulbs aren’t touching one another.
Planting daffodil bulbs deep enough is one part of the recipe for success; the other is to choose large, healthy daffodil bulbs. Our DutchGrown daffodils are the largest grades available and are shipped to you ready for planting from September through December. With our wholesale pricing scheme, the more you order, the lower the price: look out for our special early bird offers.