Transplanting Daffodils After Blooming - Knowledgebase Question

Colgate, WI
Question by thezabels
May 9, 2000
I would like to transplant some of my daffodils so I can enjoy them in other parts of my yard. I was told by someone at a garden store that I could transplant them after they flowered as long as I left the greens intact. Is this information correct? I actually would prefer to do it now, but only if I won't be destroying my flowers!

Answer from NGA
May 9, 2000


The foliage is supplying nutrients for the bulb to store for next year's growth and flowering. That's why it's recommended to always let the foliage on bulbs die back naturally. Since transplanting is always a shock, it could interfere with the nutrient storage and next year's growth. I'd wait until the foliage dies back naturally, if possible, but if you must transplant now, try to keep the foliage growing. Good luck!

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