Plant daffodil bulbs by choosing a suitable location, planting before the ground freezes and planting the bulbs to the right depth. Daffodils can thrive in a variety of locations throughout the United States and are hardy to the cold.
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.
In most cases, daffodil bulbs do not require lifting and can remain in the ground for several years. However, it is best to lift and separate the bulb clumps if the flowers have become congested. The best way to safely lift daffodils is to wait until the foliage has tapered off, push back the surrou
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.
Flowering bulbs appropriate for spring planting include dahlias, lilies, gladioli, caladiums and begonias. Alliums, iris and cyclamen are some spring bloomers suited for earlier spring planting.
Before planting, store the bulbs inside the refrigerator for six to eight weeks, but do not store apples or other fruits and vegetables in the refrigerator to prevent killing the shoot. Amend the soil before planting, if necessary, by performing a soil test. Plant the bulbs at the recommended depth
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.
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.
McLaughlin's Daffodil Hill is located at 18310 Rams Horn Grade Road, Volcano, CA, and it is accessed by State Route 88 from Jackson, California. Head northeast on Route 88 to Pine Grove Volcano Road, about an eight-mile drive, to Rams Horn Grade Road, another six miles down the road.