Daffodil - Naturalizing Dream Mix

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Daffodils (botanically known as narcissus) flower in spring, are winter hardy and multiply rapidly. Daffodils are long-lived perennials, making them perfect companions to not only other spring flowering bulbs, but also annuals, other perennials and shrubs. Daffodils soften hardscapes, accent any garden and are an inexpensive solution to adding color to your spring garden and containers. With its deer and critter resistant attributes, daffodils are ideal for large plantings and naturalizing to provide years of easy spring color. Daffodils are grouped in over 10 divisions. This is one of our favorite blends.

About this Variety

As time goes on, one daffodil bulb becomes two bulbs until is has suddenly multiplied to ten bulbs. Naturalizing daffodils are best planted under trees, on hillsides and open spaces in large drifts. They will thrive with little care.

Highlights

  • Naturalizes well; blooms will return year after year
  • Easy to grow
  • Grows well in containers, borders, rock gardens & mass plantings
  • Deer & critter resistant
  • Excellent cut flowers for bouquets and arrangements

    Exposure:

    Full Sun to Partial Shade

    Blooms:

    Early Spring to Late Spring

    Height:

    Grows 12-18" tall

    Spacing/Depth:

    Plant 3-5" apart, 3-5" deep

    USDA Zones:

    Grow as Perennial in zones 3-8. Grow as Annual elsewhere.

    Growing Instructions

    Plant in the fall, before the first frost hardens the soil. Dig a hole to the required depth. Place bulb in hole, pointed side up. Cover with soil and water thoroughly. Mulch in extreme climates.

    For container planting, bury the bulb three times as deep as the bulb is wide. In zones 6 and below, you will need to protect your bulb containers. Place them near the foundation of the house or other structure. In zones 3-5, place the container in an unheated garage or shed.

    After blooming, leave the bulbs in place so plants can clump or reseed. Divide only when containers or planting spaces become too crowded. Propagate in the fall by division after they have been chilled for four weeks in a moist medium.

    Care Tip

    Bulbs do not like 'wet feet'. Be sure to plant in full sun to partial shade in fertile, well-draining soil. Water during the growth period. Fertilization increases growth and offset production. Cut flowers as they bloom but do not remove leaves until they turn brown. When planted properly and cared for, daffodils will return for years with little to no effort.

     

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