Bulbs forum: My divided daffodils have no blooms... why?

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Name: Anna Sartin
Cincinnati, Ohio (Zone 6a)
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Apr 13, 2015 9:33 AM CST
In addition to buying new bulbs, I divided some old daffodil clumps last fall. The new bulbs are doing great, the divided ones are not. They get water and sun and I don't cut back the foliage, but I've only got ONE bloom among all the older clumps I divided. Why?
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(my sole bloom from the divided group)

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Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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Apr 13, 2015 2:58 PM CST
I often see this the first year after division. I believe it may be because crowded clumps have smaller bulbs because they had no room to grow. But just leave them be, and allow that foliage to mature naturally, next year they should be in full swing again.
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Apr 13, 2015 8:20 PM CST
I agree I agree with Neal. I was going to say the divided bulbs are small, too small to bloom but give them time.
Name: Kabby
Lowndesboro, AL (Zone 8a)
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Apr 13, 2015 9:46 PM CST
I need a garden journal to keep these tips in. Also knowledge that I have gained from being referred to certain websites. It would so smudged and muddy and greasy, blurred writing. I am making more garden maps too!

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