'Daffodil' is a plant in the Narcissus genus with a scientific name of Narcissus.
Daffodils have bright green strap shaped leaves that show in early spring followed by the flower bud
Daffodils traditionally have bright yellow petals surrounding a yellow trumpet, but many
different varieties exist in both size and colour. These range from mini flowers suitable for rockeries or pots to large blooms that are not lost in a natural setting of a field or orchard. Many shades of yellow flowers exist from white though cram to orange. Some flowers have one shade on the outer petals with the trumpet in another shade. Some daffodils are fragrant
This plant is toxic to pets. 1
Blooms typically mature to a diameter of 6.0 cm (2.34 inches imperial) and produce a floral fragrance, whilst displaying in these approximate colours: Pastel yellow and Canary yellow and Cream. The mature flowers take a single hose-in-hose form, with an approximate petal count of 6. Leaves appear approximately as a Pakistan green and Ao green
Daffodil grows as a perennial and is a flower / ornamental. Being a perennial plant, it tends to grow best over several years (approx 3 years and greater).
Normally growing to a mature height of 42.0 cm (1.36 feet), Daffodil grows with a clump-forming habit. This plant tends to bloom in late spring.
Try planting Daffodil if you'd like to attract bees to your garden.
Netherlands is believed to be where Daffodil originates from.
Daffodil is known to be toxic to humans and/or animals, so be careful where you position and how you handle this plant.
Daffodil is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow - great for beginner gardeners!
This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Daffodil have been kindly provided by our members.
After flowering, pull off the old flower head and developing seed pod, so the bulb conserves energy for next years flowers. Do not cut off the leaves until they shrivel naturally, the leaves are needed to make energy for the bulb and flowers for the following year
Split established clumps after a few years or if the bulbs do not flower well (grow ‘blind’ with leaves but no buds). Do this after the foliage begins to fade
Plant in a location that enjoys partial sun / full sun and remember to water moderately. Zone 4 to 8 are typically the USDA Hardiness Zones that are appropriate for this plant (although this can vary based on your microclimate). Ideally plant in loamy, potting mix and clay soil and try to keep the ph of your soil between the range of 6.0 and 8.0 as Daffodil likes to be in weakly acidic soil - weakly alkaline soil. Keep in mind when planting that Daffodil is thought of as hardy, so it can be safe to leave outdoors for the majority of winter (although if in doubt, using a row cover is often a good idea).
See our list of companion Plants for Daffodil to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.
It is possible to raise daffodils from seed but they may not flower like the parent plant. It also takes many years for the bulb to grow large enough to flower.
The easiest way to have more daffodils is to divide established clumps after the leaves begin to fade after flowering
Plant out in autumn, before the ground freezes. Daffodils are happy to grow through grass or be planted in a border or by a path.
Plant two or three bulbs in a close group. Also useful in pots and containers
Very pretty and long lived in a vase, picked are buds they will open in the vase
Not generally grown from seed, as it takes a bulb two or three years to form a flower. Easier from bulb of setts or dividing an established clump after flowering
These estimates for how long Daffodil takes to sprout, grow and harvest are from real observations from real gardeners, right around the world.
Average 88 days | Min 1 days | Max 207 days (36)
Average 147 days | Min 108 days | Max 233 days (2)
Average 176 days | Min 145 days | Max 223 days (22)
Narcissus comes from greek ‘narks’ or numb, thought to be the effect of the plant sap
It was thought that daffodils would stop hens laying eggs, so they were not popular with chicken keepers
Misspellings: Dafodil, Dafodill, Daffodill, Narcissi
Think it disappeared in the renovation of bed.
JAP about growing narcissus Uknown may be mini.
Bought a dozen 2.5 years ago, now have over 30. Survived well during the harsh winter of 2013/14, and bloomed mid to late April as usual (zone 5b/6a). Great easy flower.
tash about growing Daffodil-fortune
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