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Daffodil in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Narcissus

 

Daffodil

A harbinger of spring with many different types of these bright flowers, they come in dwarf varieties as well as the standard type and are easy to grow. They come in many shades of yellow and white, they all have outside petals and a cup in the middle often having the cup a different colour or shade to the petals. You can change the colour of daffodil by planting the bulb in a beetroot, this turns it pink, it does work, I tried it on a pale bulb and it became a pale shade of pink. They naturalise easily.

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plant Features
  • Daffodil likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Daffodil likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Daffodil is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Daffodil likes all soil conditions

    All soil conditions

 
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plant information

Common name

Daffodil

Latin name

Narcissus

type

Bulb

family

Amaryllidaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Daffodil likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Daffodil is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Daffodil likes all soil conditions

    All soil conditions

  • Water

    Daffodil likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
  •  
    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Daffodil is 0.50meters x 0.40meters 0.50 M 0.40 M

Narcissus

A harbinger of spring with many different types of these bright flowers, they come in dwarf varieties as well as the standard type and are easy to grow. They come in many shades of yellow and white, they all have outside petals and a cup in the middle often having the cup a different colour or shade to the petals. You can change the colour of daffodil by planting the bulb in a beetroot, this turns it pink, it does work, I tried it on a pale bulb and it became a pale shade of pink. They naturalise easily.


Planting Outdoors

From Early Autumn TO Mid Autumn

Plant out bulbs in early autumn. They should have 3 or 4 inches of soil above the top of them.

 

Flowering Season

From Late Winter TO Early Spring

Almost all varieties flower in late winter or early spring. Each bulb produces one or more flower stems, each with one or more blooms.

 
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