Daffodils are best known for their bright yellow blooms that are a wonderful sign that spring is finally here. They are a hardy perennial that is easy to grow in most areas of North America. Perfect for planting between shrubs or on a borders these flowers look amazing where ever they grow. Stop in after Labor Day every year to check out the selection of daffodil bulbs we have in stock here at City Floral Garden Center.
Daffodil flowers prefer an area that has full sun to light shade.
Daffodil flowers grow best in a well-draining soil. Spread 2″ of peat moss and blend with existing soil to help with drainage. Add kelp meal to your soil to help bulbs establish strong roots.
Daffodil bulbs like to be fertilized right after being planted. Usually put fertilizer 2″ below the bulb in order to promote rooting.
We suggest Espoma Organic Bulb-tone
Daffodil flowers will generally bloom in April depending on weather and planting depth. The snow rarely affects them if we get late snow.
Depending on the size of the bulb plant daffodil bulbs about 6 – 8 inches in the soil.
Daffodil bulbs need to be spaced out about 4 – 6 inches a part.
PLANTING ADVICE FOR DAFFODIL BULBS
- Daffodil flowers perform best when planted in full sun to some shade.
- Plant daffodils when temperature is consistently in the low 60’s or lower.
- Daffodil bulbs and flowers enjoy having soil that is well-draining and has organic matter. Amend the soil with top soil and organic material such as compost, manure or we suggest peat moss. Add kelp meal to establish strong roots.
- Plant daffodil bulbs 6 – 8 inches deep with the pointed side up.
- Water the planted area immediately after planting but no additional watering in fall or spring is necessary.
- Apply a 2 – 3 inch layer of mulch to the planing area in mid to late fall.
BULBS TO PAIR WITH DAFFODIL BULBS
CROCUS – Crocus flowers are always first to the spring party, and in some cases will bloom in January. These gorgeous flowers will push through the snow and put on a show that reminds you that spring is just around the corner.
MINIATURE DAFFODIL – Miniature Daffodils are best known for their bright yellow or white blooms that are a wonderful sign that spring is finally here. Perfect for planting front and center of your garden. These flowers look amazing where ever they grow.
PAPERWHITES – Paperwhite flowers are fragrant, winter-blooming daffodils that are great for growing in indoor containers. They are super easy-to-grow and will add spring cheer all winter long. Place on a windowsill or a tabletop to add a little color and texture to a room.