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Bryan, TX
Jul 2, 2020 8:37 PM CST
When I first moved to Bryan six years ago, I planted a lot of daffodils the first two winters I was here. Both times the bulbs rotted in the ground. After that I noticed that nobody here has daffodils. What is killing them?
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Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Jul 2, 2020 9:54 PM CST
If the soil stays too wet while the bulbs are dormant, they will rot.
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Magnolia, Tx (Zone 9a)
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Jul 2, 2020 10:23 PM CST
Something about our region doesn't like daffs. Paperwhites are how we get our narcissus perks. May be the Caprock running under the area...
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Jul 3, 2020 6:24 AM CST
You also, maybe, don't have the chill hours needed- though I guess that would not kill bulbs completely.
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Bryan, TX
Jul 3, 2020 10:47 AM CST
There is not much danger of the soil being too wet here. There is something about the soil that kills them. It may be fungal, bacterial, insect, or chemical. The ground does not freeze here, but we do get a lot of days at 30*F or lower.

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