(a) Stage 1: Unplanted bulb; (b-c) stage 2: Emergence with presence of young leaves; (d-e) stage 3: Presence of stems with unopened flower buds; (f-g) stage 4: Blossoming with emergence of young flowers; (h-i) stage 5: Flowering with mature flowers and (j-k) stage 6: Senescence with wilting flowers.
Simply dig out a generous circle of soil, 6 to 8 inches (20 to 25 cm) deep, mix in a little bulb fertilizer and compost, then plant your bulbs at a depth two times the bulb's height, and as far apart as they are wide.
While all parts of the plant are poisonous, the bulb is the most toxic. It contains lycorine, an alkaloid known for its ability to induce vomiting and gastrointestinal cramping. Toxicity is not limited to animals, however. In the majority of documented cases, narcissus bulbs were Read more
Cutting down or folding the leaves before they have yellowed and started to deteriorate is a reason for poor blooms on daffodils. If the area in which bulbs are planted is too shady, this can be why daffodils won't bloom. Too much nitrogen – Too Read more
What is narcissus bulb fly? Bulb flies are hoverflies, the larvae feed on Narcissus (daffodils) and other bulbs in the Amaryllidaceae including Crinum, Eucharis, Galanthus (snowdrop), Haemanthus, Hippeastrum, Ismene, Leucojum, Nerine, Sprekelia and Vallota.
Although tulips and daffodils are cold-tolerant, temperatures below 29 degrees Fahrenheit can damage their tender buds and flowers. An extended hard freeze can damage whole plants. Because next year's plants are forming within the bulbs, though, cold damage may be limited to this year's growth.
Mold can be a mild, superficial nuisance that creates spots on your daffodil bulbs or it can be invasive to the point when it is has caused rot. A small amount of mold can be wiped or washed away before planting or storage.
Despite serious safety concerns, people take daffodil for whooping cough, colds, and asthma. They also take it to cause vomiting. Some people apply a piece of cloth spread with a daffodil bulb preparation (plaster) to the skin to treat wounds, burns, strains, and joint pain.
Frost-Damaged Daffodil Bulbs When daffodils poke through the ground before the final frost has hit, they can suffer from wilted blooms and stems, reports Iowa State Extension. If the flowers have been impacted by snow, they are likely to make it through unscathed, because snow Read more
Benefits of Daffodils in the Garden These early spring flowers spread readily and colonize areas in patches. They spread their roots, which helps prevent or minimize erosion. The early daffodil blooms attract early pollinators too. This helps other plants, like your fruit trees, set more Read more
Narcissus are perfect in ground cover beds or in perennial borders where emerging plants hide their yellowing foliage. It is crucial that the stems and leaves remain attached to the bulbs until they begin to lose their green color.
Narcissus is a genus of predominantly spring flowering perennial plants of the amaryllis family, Amaryllidaceae.
First, make sure that the daffodils are dormant before you move them. Wait until the foliage turns yellow. Dig the bulbs up and gently pull apart to separate them. Dig a hole that is three times as deep as the bulb is wide, add some Read more
As its name suggests, this fungal disease causes scorch-like symptoms to appear on the leaves. Symptoms start at the leaf tips, when they are sometimes mistaken for frost damage. Flowers can also be spoiled by the appearance of brown blotches.
Crocus, species-variety Tulips and Muscari all are well-loved by hungry bees waking up from their long hibernation as well as wild type daffodils such as Narcissus poeticus or N. jonquilla.
If properly cared for, the bulbs of the daffodil can be replanted for enjoyment for years to come. Sometimes, they abruptly stop blooming, a condition called going "blind." It may be an insect problem, too much shade, or perhaps they have moved too far down Read more
If daffodil foliage turns yellow on the edges and the leaf tips display yellow or reddish-brown lesions, the plant may have a fungal disease known as leaf scorch. Soon, the lesions merge together and the yellowing leaves turn brown and die. This disease is most Read more
About Narcissus Paperwhite Bulbs They produce daffodil-like white blooms on slender stems 1 to 2 feet (30-60 cm.) The flowers are not hardy in freezing temperatures and are only suitable in USDA zones 8 to 10. You can force them in pots indoors for outdoor Read more
Daffodils can be propagated sexually by seed. Sexual propagation for daffodils is relatively simple, seeds are obtained and then planted in protected areas, such as a greenhouse, and then when bulbs are formed they are planted in pots or outdoors.
The narcissus plant, more commonly known as the daffodil, is a well known spring time flower. This flower, while aesthetically pleasing, is extremely toxic to your dog if he ingests it. If you see your dog ingest this plant, you need to contact your veterinarian Read more
Daffodils, also known by their botanical name narcissus, are easy and reliable spring-flowering bulbs. They multiply quickly and return to bloom again each spring, year after year.
Although beautiful, daffodils have resulted in severe allergic problems, including death. Symptoms have included allergic rhinoconjunctivitis, asthma, allergic contact dermatitis, irritant contact dermatitis (from contact with narcissus sap) and urticaria.
The paperwhite narcissus, a relative of daffodils and jonquils, is easy to grow indoors and produces small, fragrant flowers on 12- to 18-inch stalks. Most paperwhites display pure white blooms, but yellow and orange varieties are also available.
Daffodils, also known by their botanical name narcissus, are easy and reliable spring-flowering bulbs. They multiply quickly and return to bloom again each spring, year after year. They are not fussy about soil, will grow in sun or part shade and are not bothered by Read more
Daffodil bulbs divide, and one bulb will in time become a clump of bulbs. A mulch gives bulbs a longer, better growing season. It also keeps the flowers clean and helps to make the ground cooler in summer. Shredded bark, straw, or pine straw are Read more
Provide daffodils with about an inch of water per week while they are putting on foliage and blooming. Bulbs that are planted under trees should be watered twice a week because of competition for water with thirsty tree roots. Continue watering for three weeks after Read more
Daffodil plants prefer a neutral to slightly acidic soil pH of 6.0 to 7.0. They thrive in rich, moist soil but, as with most bulbs, they require excellent drainage or they will rot. Since daffodils can survive for years, you will want to find a Read more
Among the causes for bud blast in daffodils: Nutrition – Fertilizer with too much nitrogen tends to encourage healthy plant and leaf production and cuts down on daffodil blooms. Weather – Extreme hot or cold weather after a daffodil blooms can cause bud blast in Read more
Under natural conditions, most daffodils are pollinated either by the wind or by insects such as bees, which transfer pollen from the anthers to the stigma. This pollen travels into the flower's ovary, where it fertilizes the ovules, eventually forming seeds.
Adults have mistaken daffodil bulbs for onions. Daffodil is a common name for a family of plants called Narcissus. However, eating any part of the plant can cause symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. These symptoms usually last about 3 hours.
Since Narcissus is a perennial, every 5 to 10 years, divide the clumps of bulbs in early summer. Once flowers are produced, it is best to keep plants away from direct sunlight and in a cool area. This will prolong the flowering period in a Read more
Narcissus, in Greek mythology, the son of the river god Cephissus and the nymph Liriope. He was distinguished for his beauty. According to Ovid's Metamorphoses, Book III, Narcissus's mother was told by the blind seer Tiresias that he would have a long life, provided he Read more
Hardy perennials that come back year after year (and even spread—or naturalize—if they're happy), daffodils are one of the easiest bulbs for a beginner to grow. Happy in a wide range of climates (they grow everywhere in the US except southern Florida), they will greet Read more
Outdoor narcissus planted in the ground for spring blooms Narcissus bulbs are ideally planted during the months of September, October and November. Make a hole about three times deeper than the bulb size to protect it from winter frost spells.
The emerging plant generally has two leaves, but the mature plant usually three, rarely four, and they are covered with a cutin containing cuticle, giving them a waxy appearance.
Narcissus appreciate a summer baking. They do well in pots and containers deep enough to let their roots run. Six weeks after blooming turn the pot on it's side and place out of the way. Turn it up again in the fall to start another Read more
Although all narcissus can be forced to bloom out of season, only the paper-whites can be grown in water without soil – although these beauties are actually place just above the water.
The single leafless stem or scape, appearing from early to late spring depending on the species, bears from 1 to 20 blooms.
* Hyacinth, narcissus, daffodils: eating the bulbs can cause nausea, vomiting and diarrhea, and can be fatal. Prolonged contact with the flowers of both plants can cause skin irritation.
Whether you call them daffodils, jonquils or narcissus, this easy-to-grow, cheerful sign of spring is one bulb people love, but deer don't. Unlike some spring-flowering bulbs that are candy to deer, daffodils are toxic and generally left alone.