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According to WebMD, daffodils should not be eaten. Ingesting daffodils can cause a number of severe side effects, including chills, fainting, diarrhea and vomiting severe enough to require hospitalization.
Plant daffodil bulbs in the fall, at least 2 to 4 weeks before the ground freezes. In most regions, this means planting in September or early October. Daffodils bloom in the late winter or early spring.
To plant daffodils, choose a sunny spot with fertile soil, plant in the fall, plant bulbs deeply with proper spacing, and cover the bulbs with mulch. Daffodils prefer acidic soil with good drainage.
Daffodil flower stalks should be cut after flowering, while all foliage should be left until it dies. Leaving the foliage on the plant nourishes the bulbs for the next growing season.
Cut tulip flowers typically last up to 10 days in water. Tulip plants usually flower from early to mid spring.
Caring for tulips involves carefully scheduled watering, soil compost enrichment, deadheading and flower removal. Tulips may be planted and cultivated either by using bulb offsets or seeds.
Daffodils symbolize rebirth as well as a new beginning, especially in cold climates after a long winter. They are also used in religious ceremonies and bouquets to represent these concepts.
To plant a tulip, bury the bulb in a nursery pot of moist soil, seal it in a plastic bag, refrigerate the tulip until it sprouts, and then plant it outside. This process takes several weeks and requires soil, water, a plastic bag, a pot, a refrigerator and a trowel.
Tulips' dark varieties come in deep purple and maroon, while their lighter colors include pure white, pale yellow and cream. The Royal Horticultural Association of Holland recognizes more than 3,000 different tulip varieties, from deep maroon to green-and-white stripes. Popular tulip colors include