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Daffodil (Spring Pride, Salome) - Bulbs

Daffodils are beautiful flowers. Also called as Narcissus daffodils are hardy flowering plants.
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Description for Daffodil (Spring Pride, Salome)

This fall planted perennial bulbs are scapose, having a single central leafless hollow flower stem. Several green or blue-green, narrow, strap-shaped leaves arise from the bulb. The plant stem usually bears a solitary flower, but occasionally a cluster of flowers (umbel). Flowers may be single or double, grow singly on a stem or with multiple flowers per stem, and height varies from 6 to 20 inches.

This trumpet shape contains the stamens and is the most conspicuous feature of the flower. The popularity of daffodil has resulted in the production of many varieties differing from the yellow parent form mainly in colour; the trumpet and petals may themselves be of contrasting yellow, white, pink, or orange.

Common name Flower colours Bloom time Height Difficulty
Daffodil Las Vegas, daffadowndilly, narcissus White-peach Late winter or early spring Up to 18 inches Easy to grow

Planting and care

The general rule for planting is to cover the bulb with soil to 3 times its vertical diameter. Keep planting depth at 6 to 8 inches and planting spacing should be 4 to 6 inches.
Set them upright at the bottom of the hole, tops up (pointed side up), and space properly. After planting water thoroughly to settle the soil and to encourage the start of root growth. After they bloom in the spring, allow the plants to grow until they die off. They need time after blooming to store energy in the bulbs for next year.

Sunlight Soil Water Temperature Fertilizer
Full sun to partial shade Loose and well drained. To improve drainage in heavy soils, deeply dig in plenty of organic matter prior to planting. Water newly planted bulbs thoroughly. In many regions, fall and winter are wet or snowy enough to provide moisture. Daffodil flowers grow best in 50 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit Daffodils do not require heavy fertilization. When preparing the beds, use 2 to 3 pounds of a complete garden fertilizer such as a 6-24-24 or other fertilizer with a 1:4:4 or 1:3:3 N-P-K ratio.

Caring for Daffodil

  • Apply a low-nitrogen, high-potash fertilizer after flowering if bulbs are not performing.
  • Water late-flowering daffodils in dry spring weather (flowers may abort in dry conditions).
  • Keep plantings well watered if precipitation fails; continue until the foliage begins to yellow.
  • Deadhead plants as flowers fade (for neater garden appearance) and allow leaves to remain for at least 6 weeks.
  • Lift and divide the clumps when flowering becomes sparse or the clumps congested.
  • To remove the dead plants, either snip them off at the base or twist the leaves while pulling lightly.
  • Once daffodils and tulips have gone by, add bonemeal to the soil for next year s blooms.

Harvesting

Flower - Spring, Bulb - After leaves dry out when flowering is done.

Typical uses of Daffodil

Special features: Attractive flowers

Culinary use: NA

Ornamental use: Daffodils bring cheer to the spring garden with abundant flowers in hues of yellow, white, pink, and salmon. Varieties are available in a range of sizes and forms.

Medicinal use: NA

References

  • http://extension.missouri.edu/p/G6610
  • http://www.southernliving.com/home-garden/gardens/daffodil-bulbs
  • https://www.thespruce.com/planting-and-growing-daffodils-1402136
  • https://www.dutchgrown.com/products/daffodil-las-vegas
  • http://www.burpee.com/perennials/daffodil-bulbs/daffodil--las-vegas-prod001395.html
  • http://www.hollandbulbfarms.com/itemdesc.asp?item=Las-VegasDaffodil&cat=DAFFSTRUMPET&ic=82109

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