The Q&A Archives: Daffodils Sprouting Prematurely

Question: Help! Our daffodil bulbs are sprouting prematurely. We are having a mild winter so far, but it will surely get cold soon. Will this kill the plants? Is there anything we can do to stop them from growing? Did we plant them too shallowly?

Answer: Don't worry, your daffodils know what they are doing. Unless they grow really tall and start to form buds out of ground and then you get a severe cold snap, I wouldn't worry. Mother Nature will slow them down if necessary. If you want to help, you can mulch your daffodils with a 4" layer of hay or straw to keep them cool and convince them it's still winter..

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