Daffodils, also known as narcissus or jonquils, are a great sign that spring has arrived! They will beautify your landscape throughout spring and add magnificent color when planted in borders and rock gardens. Be creative, mix up the varieties and plant in large masses for a show of exotic and bold colors. Daffodils must be planted in the fall and will come to life in late winter or early spring, and most will come up year after year; deer and rodent resistant.
Choose a suitable location, and plant before the ground freezes. The soil needs to be well drained and the site should at least have a good amount of sunshine during the growing season. In colder climates it is best to plant bulbs a little deeper so they can survive the winter; plant bulbs at least 3 inches apart. Add some bulb fertilizer to each hole and make sure the bulb’s pointy end is facing upward. Fertilize again in the spring once the bulbs have flowered. Being a timeless favorite, hardy, and easy to grow, the daffodil will survive occasional cold nights and morning frost.
The flowers come in a wide range of colors, shapes and sizes. Some of the most popular Daffodils are: the Fortissimo Daffodil that will create colorful drama with its size and color; the Salome Daffodil is striking with its yellow cup and big white petals, and for a ruffled look, try the Dick Wilden Daffodil!