Daffodils Dick Wildenare hardy and easy perennials to grow in most regions of India where day high temperature remains below 30C are a Winter planted bulb, so plant them in october to jan and they will bloom in late Winter of march
Daffodils Dick WildenThe traditional daffodil flower may be a showy yellow or white, with six petals and a trumpet-shape central corona, but many variations exists today. Leafless stems bear between 1 and 20 flowers; sometimes the flowers need to be staked so that they don’t weigh down the stems.
Daffodils are suitable for planting between shrubs or in a border, or for forcing blooms indoors. They also look wonderful in a woodland garden and in large groves. You’ll find that many gardeners plant the bulbs not just by the dozens but by the hundreds! Daffodil flowers also make for great cut flowers.
- Plant daffodil bulbs in the fall—about 2 to 4 weeks before the ground freezes. Best month is December month when temperature day high is below 30C
- Select a site that offers full sun or partial shade.
- Most daffodils tolerate a range of soils but grow best in moderately fertile, well-drained soil that is kept moist during the growing season.
- Many of the popular species prefer neutral to acidic soils, but some prefer slightly alkaline soils, so consult your local nursery to see which is best for your daffodil variety.
- Select high-quality daffodil bulbs that have not dried out. The larger the bulb, the better.
- Plant bulbs 1-½ to 5 times their own depth. Where winters are severe, make sure there are at least 3 inches of soil covering the bulb.
- Daffodils will tolerate some crowding, but they prefer to be spaced 3 to 6 inches apart.
- It may help to sprinkle a little bulb fertilizer in the hole during planting.
- Resist the temptation to uncover spring-flowering plants such as daffodils and tulip You can loosen mulch, but the shoots will still benefit from protection against cold, drying winds.
- Apply a low-nitrogen, high-potash (potassium) fertilizer after flowering if bulbs are not performing as desired.
- Water late-flowering daffodils in dry spring weather (flowers may abort in dry conditions).
- 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.
- After daffodils 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’s bloom.
- 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.