Now is the time to plant those trumpeters of spring!
These easy to plant bulbs will bring years of bright spring color. And unlike other spring bulbs…daffodils are left alone by mice, voles, squirrels, rabbits, and deer.
When to plant:
The ideal daffodil planting time depends on where you live. In zones 3-5, you should plant in September-November. If you live further south, in zones 6-9, then you should wait until October-December. For best results, get your bulbs into the ground at least 3 weeks before the soil begins to freeze. Once planted, the bulbs will quickly develop roots and then wait until spring to start to grow.
Daffodil bulbs should be spaced 4-5″ apart and 3x the height of the bulb deep. Plant at the bottom of the hole, pointy side up. Planting in full sun is preferable for daffodils, but partial shade (at least 1/2 day) is acceptable.
12 Favorite Daffodils:
When selecting daffodil bulbs, remember to include early, mid, and late-season bloomers. This way you will always have new flowers coming into bloom throughout spring!
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