Bulbs forum: Pink Daffodils Fade

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Name: Lauri
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lauribob
May 6, 2016 9:38 AM CST
I have planted several different pink daffodils over the past years. I am noticing that the color is fading on a number of these. What would come up as distinctly pink a few years ago, comes up a peachy shade on some and is pretty much pale yellow with a slight blush on others. Is this common? Is there anything I can add to the soil to get the more pink shades to return? They're still pretty, I'm just rethinking any future pink purchases. These are poor photos, but you can see what I mean. It's happened with different cultivars in different parts of my yard.
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sallysmom
May 6, 2016 6:31 PM CST
I am in zone 8b and pink daffs have a horrible color. I think it just gets too warm for them here.
Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
May 6, 2016 8:20 PM CST
I had some years ago, and gave up on them because they never did have a good pink colour. I don't think they have stable genetics.
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jmorth
Oct 14, 2016 12:35 AM CST
Pink in daffodils runs quite a color range, Many do better with a little less sun.
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gemini_sage
Oct 14, 2016 4:12 AM CST
Pinks sometimes vary from one year to the next depending on weather and temps when they bloom, I think this is what you're seeing. Those that start out yellowish and mature to pinkish apricot are the most variable here. There are some that open pink without the yellow tones that you may have better luck with- Pink Charm is a dependable one.
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Name: Lauri
North Central Washington (Zone 5b)
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lauribob
Oct 14, 2016 11:18 AM CST
Thanks for all the input. I may try moving some to a shadier spot and see if there is a difference.
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