Planting daffodil bulbs - planting instructions

planting daffodil bulbsPlanting Daffodils: Plant 'Em Once and You're Done

Daffodils are perennial. In a site they like, they will bloom spring after spring for many years. To have a perennial display, all you need to do is follow these 4 basic rules:
  • When planting daffodil bulbs, plant them where they will receive at least six hours of direct sunlight-even after they have finished flowering and nearby trees have leafed out. Daffodils need lots of sun after they bloom to produce next year's flowers.
  • Plant them in soil that drains well. Avoid areas where water stands after a rain storm.
  • Fertilize very lightly with a low-nitrogen fertilizer, preferably organic, just as the shoots emerge from the ground in late winter or early spring.
  • After daffodils flower, let the leaves turn yellow before cutting them. Never tie or braid the foliage./li>

When to plant daffodils

Planting daffodil bulbs can give rewarding results. The best period for planting daffodil bulbs is between September and October. You can also plant daffodil bulbs later in the season, around december for example. However the result will we less rewarding.

As soon as a daffodil bulb is planted it starts to grow its roots. It is therefore not unusual to see the first dafodills showing their leaves as early as December or the beginning of January. The earlier you put your daffodils in rich soil, the bigger the variety in color and shapes.

How to plant daffodil bulbs

Planting daffodil bulbs is an easy task that gives you great results for many years. Make sure that the daffodil bulb is planted at a depth of two to three times its own height. It is also very important when planting daffodil bulbs that its top is facing upwards. To get a tight bundle of daffodils, plant the daffodil bulbs two bulbs width apart from each other.

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