The Q&A Archives: Why Daffodils Don't Bloom

Question: My daffodils come up every year with lots of greenry but but only about half of them actually bloom. Is this a soil problem. The daffodils are supposed to be for naturalizing? Beverly Turner Vancouver, WA

Answer: It appears that you may planted them too deeply. Daffodils bulbs should be 5-6 inches deep. If your soil is light, 8 inches is appropriate. Also, make sure they have enough fertility by applying Bulb Booster or a 10-10-10 fertilizer in early spring tothe plantings. If you purchased a quantity of bulbs, sometimes the bulbs are undersized and take a few year to develop the proper size to flower. Keep feeding them and make sure they are in full sun in spring and the foliage is allowed to last until itdies.

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