The Q&A Archives: Will Foliage-Damaged Daffodils Bloom?

Question: I have a daffodil bed that was mistakenly mowed down very early after flowering three years ago. Since then there have been no flowers. Is there any way to get them to flower again? Len Greenberg Mattituck, NY

Answer: I am assuming the plants still produce foliage. Since the foliage was removed prematurely, the amount of stored energy was reduced. Flowering requires a great deal of energy. I suspect they will flower when the level of energy reserves has reach a critical level. Just wait a few more years--they should eventually bloom again.

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