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Planting Daffodil Bulbs

Planting Daffodil Bulbs

Learn About Planting Daffodil Bulbs For A Colorful Spring Display

When the sunny yellow, orange and white blooms of daffodils and narcissus appear, it’s a sure sign that spring’s arrived. Even better, daffodils are one of the easiest fall-planted flower bulbs to grow. Daffodils come back year after year and planting daffodil bulbs is a quick way to bring color to your spring garden.

How To Plant Daffodils

Daffodils grow well in most areas of North America. Plant the bulbs in fall about 6 weeks before the ground freezes, any time between September and November depending on your location. You can plant daffodil bulbs in a bed or border and they also look gorgeous naturalized in lawns. Choose a sunny spot that does not get too waterlogged and plant the bulbs at least 4" deep and 3" - 4" apart.

Planting Daffodil Bulbs In Pots Outdoors

Daffodils and narcissus make fabulous subjects for spring pots and containers. You can really cram in the bulbs for a dense display; just make sure the bulbs aren’t touching. For a longer blooming period, try the Dutch “bulb lasagna” technique. Plant your largest, latest blooming bulbs at the bottom of the pot, add more soil then plant earlier varieties on top.

Planting Daffodil Bulbs In Pots Indoors

Can’t wait until spring? Plant daffodils in pots indoors for color through the winter
and spring. Choose narcissus Paperwhite or a miniature daffodil such as Tete a Tete. After planting, water well then keep in a dark location for 8-10 weeks. When the shoots appear, move the pot to a warm, bright room where they will bloom. Plant a fresh pot every few weeks for a succession of blooms.

Now that you’ve learned all about planting daffodil bulbs, all you have to do is
decide on your favorite varieties. Explore our stunning daffodil and narcissus collection, where you’ll find the perfect daffodils for every situation.

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Meet Ben, our Flower Bulb Specialist

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