How To Care For Daffodils?
Learn How To Take Care Of Daffodils For Cheerful Blooms In Spring
When you’re dreaming about spring flower bulbs in bloom, a swathe of yellow
daffodils and narcissi nodding in the breeze are probably what comes first to mind.
There are hundreds of sizes, shapes, and colors - not just yellow but also white,
orange, peach, and pink. Daffodils are easy to care for and will come back to brighten beds, borders, and pots year after year.
How To Care For Daffodils: Do Daffodils Need Full Sun?
Daffodils need around 6 hours of sunshine a day to bloom well so you can plant
them in a sunny spot or one that is partly shaded. Avoid planting them at the base
of a wall where they might get too hot in the summer. Plant daffodil bulbs in well-
drained soil but moist soil, 4" - 6" deep and 3" - 4" apart.
How To Care For Daffodils: How Long Do Daffodils Last?
Daffodils are perennials and will come back year after year. By planting a
combination of early, midseason and late-blooming varieties, you can enjoy
daffodils in bloom from February through May. For a bouquet, pick daffodils just as
they start to show color and they will last for up to 10 days in a vase.
How To Care For Daffodils After They Bloom
Remove the blooms as they fade to prevent the plants from wasting energy on
growing and ripening a seed head. The main point to remember to take care of
daffodils after blooming is to allow the leaves to die back completely before
removing them. This allows the bulbs to store the nutrients they need to create
next year’s bloom. They will become dormant until starting to grow again in fall.
For inspiration and advice about how to take care of daffodils, read our
DutchGrown blog, where you will find more helpful tips on growing these exquisite
spring flowers. Then all you have to do is choose which ones to plant - explore our
daffodil and narcissus collection, where you will find varieties to suit every situation.