daffodils - Knowledgebase Question

holly springs, No
Question by dysonjr
May 9, 2010
how far to cut back after blooming season

Answer from NGA
May 9, 2010


When the flowers are spent you can cut off the flowering stem. The leaves supply nutrients to the bulbs for the following year's display, so it is important to allow them to wither and die on their own. When they turn yellow and then brown you can cut them off. The daffodil bulb will go into dormancy once the leaves die down and will sit patiently until next spring when it will sprout new leaves and a new flower stem.

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