Easy growing perennial Daffodil
It is a hardy and easy growing perennial, which grows in most areas of North America, except Southern Florida. Bulbs of Daffodil is planted in the fall so that they can easily bloom in late winter and early spring. The flowers of Daffodils can be attractive, white or yellow, which is like a trumpet and has 6 petals. This is a poisonous plant, and the bulb is the most poisonous part. Nature Bring is giving you information on how to develop and care for it.
Scientific name Narcissus
Common name Daffodils
Plant type Flower
Sun required Full Sun/ part Sun
Soil Neutral to slightly acidic soil
Soil PH 6.0-7.0
Flower color Yellow, White, Orange
Blooming Time Spring
How to plant Daffodils
- Daffodils prefer full sun conditions, but they also bloom in partial shade, but they are affected by the spring of water. Daffodil plants tolerate medium fertile and well-drained soils, which remain moist during the growing season. Appropriate drainage is necessary; otherwise, its roots will rot. Daffodil plants prefer neutral to the slightly acidic soil (pH 6.0 to 7.0).
- September and the first half of October is the ideal time to plant.
Choose the correct container for daffodil plantation, for this large and deep container, are good because these plants are grown by the bulb. In the container it is necessary to have a proper hole for drainage, otherwise, the risk of root rot remains.
- The daffodil bulb should be 2 inches below the soil. Use the potting mix for this. You can use any growing medium, which is used for general houseplants. Just keep in mind that there is good drainage and moisture capacity, daffodils grow in an acidic soil.
- After some time continuously being watched, some of the top growth emerging from the bulb would appear, and about 6 to 8 weeks green flowers will start growing. Daffodils like the cool weather.
- After this, keep your container in a place where there is sufficient amount of sunshine. In more heat, the plant develops rapidly so that the plant will develop floppy and leggy shoots. So keep the right balance of light and medium temperature.
How to Care
It is better that you choose the location of a semi-shadow, where the plant is received at least 3 hours direct sunlight, these plants do not produce flowers in dark or heavy shaded place.
Although the daffodils are very self-dependent, however, if you are not producing very good flowers in the poor soil then give you bulb food. When the leaves come out and the bone meal will be required. When your plant starts to give flowers, you need a light feed.
After Planting bulb, fill the water around the bulbs, so that the soil is set around it. Its roots evolve in autumn. Daffodils need minimum maintenance. They require regular water in spring and fall, if there is no snowfall, then it is necessary to water throughout the winter. Stop giving water after three to four weeks after flowers fade. They become inactive during the summer and prefer dry clay.
- After flowering of wild spies, the deadheads of the daffodils should be left for self-seed.
- Before leaving any leaf of the foliage group, leave it six weeks to completely die. This will provide plenty of energy to the bulb and next year the full energy will be applied in the production of flowers.
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Pests and Diseases
These are deer-resistant and rodent-proof because no animal likes the flavor of its bulb. Its bulbs are of Narcissus family, and the fly is a common problem of these bulbs, apart from this there may be trouble with the bulb scale mite, narcissus nematode, slugs etc. It can also cause other fungal infections and viruses problems.
*If you have a dog, then it can be more dangerous because they often dig. If it is Ingesting in a much amount then vomiting, diarrhea, convulsions, tremors and cardiac arrhythmia.