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Daffodil: planting and caring for seasonal flowers


The daffodil is a very pretty flower, characterized by its beautiful yellow color.

In summary, what you need to know:

Last name : Narcissus
Family : Amaryllidaceae
Type: Spring bulb

Height
: 10 to 40 cm
Exposure : Sunny and partial shade
Ground : Ordinary

Flowering : From February to April

Planting and maintenance will improve flowering, which can even become a real spectacle when daffodils ordaffodils are planted in groups.

Planting daffodil

Daffodils are easy plants that thrive in most gardens but will flower best in rather rich soils.

For flowering in spring:

Daffodil bulbs are best planted in the month of September October and November.

  • Make a hole of about 3 times the height of the bulb in order to protect it from winter frosts.
  • Make sure the land is well drained, because standing water could cause the bulb to rot.
  • If the soil is compact, don’t hesitate to put a handful of sand at the bottom of the hole.
  • The daffodil bulb is planted there point up.
  • Plant them by tens in the same place to create real spots of color!
  • You can vary the sun exposure so that you have different flowering times.

Respect a 5 cm spacing approximately and create several "spots" by planting your bulbs in sets of 8/10 bulbs.

  • Also find our advice sheet dedicated to planting bulbs

In pots for flowering in winter:

Florists offer pretty potted daffodils during the winter period.

We are outside of classic flowering periods because the bulbs have, for that, been forced.

You too canmake daffodils bloom indoors from your home, from fall through early spring.

  • From September to January,
  • In a pot or a cup, make a bed of potting soil about 3 or 4 cm.
  • Place 2 or 3 daffodil bulbs so that they touch each other for a nice compact effect.
  • Cover with potting soil, just letting the tips of the bulbs stick out.
  • Place everything in a cool place, dark and relatively humid.
  • As soon as the leaves come out, place the cup in a bright place and a little less cool (about 10-15 °)
  • A few days later you can put them in your house to enjoy the flowering.

Caring for daffodils

Born cut the leaves that when they have well yellowed because that's when they build up their reserves for the following year.

If you remove the foliage from the daffodils just after flowering, they may not grow back well the following spring.

You can continue to water after flowering and even add flower plant fertilizer.

Potted daffodils:

The daffodils bought and grown in pots are destined to flourish our interiors in winter. It is difficult to keep them in their pots because they will not bloom again unless you put them outside.

At the end of flowering, there is no point in keeping your daffodils in pots because those that have flowered indoors will only flower once.

  • You can still put the bulbs in the ground outside for flowering within 1 or 2 years, but this is not always guaranteed.

To know about the daffodil

The daffodil knows many varieties such as the "daffodil" (Narcissus jonquilla) which enchants our gardens from the month of February.

Although the flowering time of daffodils is relatively short (around 15 days), you will appreciate its small tufts of color while the tulips have not yet released.

The flowers come out with the sunshine. For extend this flowering period, do not hesitate to plant bulbs in less sunny areas to enjoy them until May.

Every day, he would then contemplate the reflection of his image in a fountain. One day he even tried to kiss her, drowned and turned into a flower, the narcissus.

Smart tip about daffodil

Do not mower until the foliage is completely wilted or they will not bloom again the following year.


Find other essential bulbous plants:

Tulips, hyacinths, arums, lilies, irises, crocuses, snowdrops, bluebells or canna

Video: 3108. Daffodils And Other Spring Flowering Plants. (October 2020).