Throw away bulbs infected with narcissus basal rot or crown rot. They should not be planted, according to Penn State Extension. Eventually, the bulb will be completely destroyed by rot. Crown rot infects the surrounding soil and can live in the soil for up to 10 years, so these bulbs should never be planted.
Hardy spring bulbs such as tulips and daffodils survive frozen ground where air temperatures dip to minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit. Some other bulb plants even bloom through snow, leading the way in spring. Provided they are not in bloom, tulips and daffodils are tough enough Read more
Slugs and Snails are the main pests that munch on Daffodil flowers. Slugs and Snails only eat flowers, not the leaves. Squirrels destroy both the flowers and flower buds.
Daffodils (Narcissus spp., US Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 4 through 8 according to Missouri Botanical Garden) aren't heavy feeders, so they don't require a lot of daffodil fertilizer. This is a happy coincidence for many who love growing these cheerful beauties.
Narcissus is a genus of predominantly spring flowering perennial plants of the amaryllis family, Amaryllidaceae. Narcissus has conspicuous flowers with six petal-like tepals surmounted by a cup- or trumpet-shaped corona.
Most Narcissus seeds are low-temperature germinators and will germinate after having spent a short period of time in a warm/moist environment. These plants grow where the rainy season is primarily autumn/winter/early spring, so this mechanism stops them from germination at the wrong time of year.
Daffodils need to be planted in the sun. They can take some partial shade but like full sun. If you plant them in the shade they probably will not come back next year. Over time, the clumps of daffodils become too congested.
Fertilizing Narcissus Bulbs Top dress Narcissus plantings with a 4-10-6 organic granular fertilizer three times a year. This means to broadcast the fertilizer like one would birdseed, at the rate of about one teaspoon per bulb. First, top dress fertilize in the fall to promote Read more
They require excellent drainage in a rich soil. Most prefer full sun but will perform admirably in shadier conditions, especially the pastels. They love spring rain during their active growth, summer drought when they go dormant, and autumnal showers as they develop strong roots.
When should you cut back daffodils? Daffodil leaves should “not” be cut back until after they have at least turned yellow. They use their leaves as energy to create next year's flower. Daffodils continue to absorb nutrients for about six weeks after the blooms have Read more
The daffodil is a hardy plant that begins to bloom in late winter and early spring. It has a thick skin, or tunic, that protects the inside of the bulb — the developing leaf and flower bud — from the harsh elements. The bulb never Read more
Daffodils need to be planted in the sun. They can take some partial shade but like full sun. If you plant them in the shade they probably will not come back next year.
Daffodil leaves always turn yellow a few weeks after the plant blooms. This is normal and indicates that their job is finished for the season. The leaves have absorbed sunlight, which creates energy for the production of sugar that replenishes the bulb for the coming Read more
Daffodils are definitely poisonous to cats, however, the plants are toxic to not only felines but also other animals including horses and dogs. The whole plant is toxic, especially the bulb. If your kitty consumes any part of the plant -- particularly the bulb -- Read more
Narcissus was born in Thespiae in Boeotia, the son of Cephissus (the personification of the Boeotian river of the same name) and the nymph Liriope.
Hardy spring bulbs such as tulips and daffodils survive frozen ground where air temperatures dip to minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit. Provided they are not in bloom, tulips and daffodils are tough enough to survive a few nights of light frost.
Keep the soil consistently moist, but not soggy. Paperwhites will bloom in about two to four weeks. Once the plants begin to bloom, the floral display typically lasts one to two weeks. For longest bloom, keep the soil moist and move the pot out of Read more
Daffodil leaves should “not” be cut back until after they have at least turned yellow. They use their leaves as energy to create next year's flower. Daffodils continue to absorb nutrients for about six weeks after the blooms have died. During this time they need Read more
Many from the daffodil clan, including jonquils and narcissus, are bulbs that grow and bloom year after year, even under tree canopies. I know they flourish in shade because they have continued to survive in abandoned home sites, now overgrown with trees and shrubs.
The narcissus bulb flies look a bit like tiny bumblebees and seem charmingly innocuous. The lesser bulb flies look like flies but still don't seem very sinister. The true villains are the larvae of either species. Once eggs are laid and larvae hatch, they creep Read more
Once leaves have wilted, gardeners have two choices. Either cut the leaves at the junction of where the leaf meets the stem of the plant, leaving the stem intact; or, cut the plant to ground-level.
Daffodil leaves should not be cut back until after they have turned yellow. Daffodils use their leaves to create energy, which is then used to create next year's flower. If you cut back daffodils before the leaves have turned yellow, the daffodil bulb will not Read more
Narcissus is a genus of predominantly spring flowering perennial plants of the amaryllis family, Amaryllidaceae. Various common names including daffodil, narcissus and jonquil are used to describe all or some members of the genus.
Eliasomes attract ants. Like many spring flowering plant species around the globe, Narcissus utilize ants as seed dispersers. Ants pick up the seeds and bring them back to their nests.