The Daffodil is a popular and recognisable flower amongst UK gardeners. Daffodils are part of the Amaryllidaceae family, and are also known as Narcissus plants. The flowers are generally a vibrant yellow or cotton white, but are also available in pink and orange garden varieties. Daffodils have been used throughout history for their beautiful blooming flowers, medicinal purposes, and is also the national flower of Wales.
When to plant Daffodil Bulbs (UK):
Plant daffodil bulbs in early autumn, preferably in September, for best spring blooms. Potted daffodils should be planted as spring nears, just before budding. For festive displays, 'force' paper-white daffodils indoors in September for holiday blooms.
How deep to plant Daffodil Bulbs:
For optimal growth, daffodil bulbs should be planted 4-6 inches deep, roughly twice the size of the bulb. Space standard bulbs 4-6 inches apart, while miniature varieties require 3-5 inches between them.
How to store Daffodil Bulbs:
For optimal daffodil bulb storage, clean bulbs of soil and debris, then dry on a tray for 24 hours to prevent fungal rot. Store in labeled, ventilated containers in a cool, dark, dry place. Retain only healthy, sizable bulbs for best flowering chances next season.