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Daffodil Narcissus Planting Tips

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Symbolizing renewal and fresh starts, daffodils are among the things I love most about spring. In this post, I offer some tips on daffodils that may motivate you to grow them in your garden. Hopefully, these shared tips will spark your interest in spring and encourage you to plant daffodils in your own garden.

Daffodil Planting Facts & Growing Tips

Daffodil Feild

Daffodils are a great choice for planting in shaded areas amidst shrubs and trees, adding a pop of color to woodland garden borders. I personally enjoy planting them beneath my conifers near the woods, as they seem to be undisturbed by deer and rabbits. Here are some planting tips for daffodils, a bulb I’ve been cultivating in my garden for more than two decades. While some have thrived and others haven’t, I’d be happy to share what has helped me maintain their blooms for many years. Below are a few of my tips that work for me:


  • Bulbs can be planted in clusters by the hundreds to make a magnificent mass planting.
  • Narcissus make wonderful cut flowers to enjoy indoors so don’t be afraid to force them indoors.
  • Plant bulbs in a well-drained, sunny place.  Keep in mind the trees you plant under may not have leaves in early Spring when the bulb starts to bloom.
  • DRAINAGE is the key. Improve your clay with well-rotted compost, soil amendment, or planting mix and raise the bed.
Daffodils Stand Up to Snow

Narcissus / Daffodil Resources

Did you know there is a Daffodil Society in the United States?  I found their useful guilds along with a schedule of events on their website. Just search The American Daffodil Society – daffodilusa.org

Check your states extension office content for latest information on growing Daffodil Bulbs in your hardiness zone. I found some useful information on the Ohio Extension office for my area.

Mix Daffodil in My Favorite Cup

Let’s Connect

I hope you will consider leaving a comment and sharing with me what you love most about growing Spring blooms. Do you plant bulbs during the Autumn season with Spring in mind?  Connect with me on my website or feel free to share @brenhaas on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.
Happy Spring Gardening,
Bren Haas

7 Responses

  1. My favorite thing about spring is the warm up. Everything emerges – leaves, flowers, bugs, birds, animals, people. It’s actually pretty cool. The world comes out to play.

  2. I have bulbs to plant. Has been warm here in central Oklahoma. Also have pansies to plant when we get a “cool down”. Thanks.

  3. Color! After all the white snow and grey skies, seeing the first bulbs pop of color!
    Great giveaway.
    Thanks for hosting.

  4. Daffodils are my favorite spring flowering bulb! What a great giveaway.

  5. I’m sorry to have been a late arrival at this site. Would have loved some spring bulbs.
    I’m here now and can’t wait to get started on my garden this year. After having both of my knees replaced over the last 2 years, I have had to really cut back on my gardening.
    I am looking forward to redesigning my garden to make it more accessible as I age.

    1. Karen, thank you for your comment. It’s wonderful to hear that you came across my website blog. Recently, I’ve been renovating parts of my property with aging in consideration. Your words have motivated me to share videos, images, and insights on this journey. Don’t forget to bookmark my site and keep in touch for upcoming updates. Happy Gardening!

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