Daffodils

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Daffodils: plants hundreds of bulbs in the autumn and get Daffodil daft in the Springtime.

The narcissus genus covers all those spring flowers we refer to as daffodils. They're a very common flowering plant found both in the wild and in gardens. There are many different species and also lots of hybrid varieties have been developed. They grow on tall stems with long narrow leaves and have attractive flower heads, usually with a ring of flat petals and an inner trumpet of petals. They range in colour from white through bright yellow to orange and many flowers will have a different colour set of inner petals to the outer petals. There are also some lovely dwarf varieties. The daffodil is the national flower of Wales.

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Plant
Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 0.3 - 0.6
Spread [m]
  • 0.05 - 0.15
Dominant flower colour
  • Varies
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Early spring
  • Mid spring
  • Late spring
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Propagation methods
  • seed
  • offsets
Environment
Acidity
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z3-9
Heat zone
  • H9-1
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -40 - -1
Heat days
  • 0 - 150
Usage
Standard category
  • Flowers & bulbs
  • Wild flowers
Grown for
  • Attractive Flowers
Creative category
  • For Beginners
  • Colours
  • Show-offs
  • Roses & classics
Garden type
  • Cottage garden
  • Coastal
  • Containers
  • City
  • Meadows
Garden spaces
  • Flower beds
  • Cut flowers
  • Underplanting
  • Banks and slopes
  • Borders
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • 2 to 5 years