Daffodils are a lovely addition to the spring garden. These easy-to-care-for flowers add bright spots of sunshine that will return year after year. The trick is to plant them properly. Let’s take a look at how to plant daffodil bulbs.
When growing daffodils, you should plant them in groups of ten or more. All you do is make a loose circle with about seven bulbs and put three in the middle. For aesthetic reasons, you don’t want to mix different cultivars within each planting group. The effect will be better if you plant one kind together.
Steps to planting Daffodils
Be sure to plant daffodil bulbs with the pointy end up and the fatter, somewhat flattened end down.
Plant your daffodils twice as deep as the bulb is tall. In other words, if a bulb is 2 inches (5 cm.) from the base to the tip, you would dig a 6-inch (15 cm.) deep hole to put the bulb 4 inches (10 cm.) below the soil level. Deep planting helps prevent frost heave and protects the bulbs from accidental damage from spades and rakes. You don’t need to measure the hole – just give it your best guess. Larger bulbs go deeper, of course, and smaller bulbs go closer to the surface. Plant the bulbs more deeply in sandy soil, and more shallowly in heavier, clay-type soils.
You will want to cover the bulbs with soil and then water them well after you’re finished planting them. Mulch the area with pine bark mulch, chopped leaves, or whatever you usually use as mulch to help protect it. Looking to plant Daffodils for this season or the upcoming seasons? We're just a click away, we look forward to your message!