14 Daffodil Facts You Need to Know 

What Do Daffodils Look Like?

The botanical hallmark of a daffodil is the three petals and three sepals that surround the cup- or trumpet-shaped corona. 

What Are These Flowers Really Called?

Narcissus and daffodil are the same plant. Narcissus is its botanical name, daffodil is its popular name. 

How Deep Should You Plant Daffodil Bulbs?

Fall daffodil planting should be done in sunny, well-drained areas. Dig 12 inches deep, adjust soil if needed, and plant bulbs with the pointy end at least twice as deep as the bulb.  

When Is the Best Time to Transplant Daffodils?

Daffodils can be moved about your yard. Dig up spring bulbs eight weeks after blossoms fade. Keep bulbs and foliage intact.  

Try Miniature Daffodils for Small Garden

Miniature daffodils consist of tiny half-inch flowers with more than two blooms per stem. After you read these daffodil facts, check out fascinating facts about tulips. 

How Long Do Daffodils Bloom?

Bloom time differs a lot based on your location and the cultivar. In general, most daffodils will bloom for up to six weeks. 

Are Daffodils Perennials?

Once planted, you’ll enjoy daffodils for many years to come. A prospering field of naturalized daffodils can bloom for up to 50 years. 

What Are the Best Daffodil Varieties?

Daffodil from Timber Press author Noel Kingsbury recommends Carlton, Dutch Master, Golden Rapture, King Alfred, Kingscourt.

You’ll Never Run Out of New Daffodils to Grow

Undeniably, this is one of the most surprising daffodil facts! There are an astonishing 25,000-plus daffodil cultivars and about 200 species. 

Take Care With Daffodils in Arrangement

Putting daffodils in a vase with tulips and roses can destroy them due to a chemical substance.  

What is the American Daffodil Society?

The American Daffodil Society formed in 1954 to promote interest in daffodils and encourage research and education. 

Celebrate Spring at a Daffodil Festival

Washington's Puyallup Valley Daffodil Festival and parade began in 1934. The parade passes through four cities with floats covered with thousands of fresh-cut daffodils.  

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