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Name: Sally Kirk
Indiana (Zone 5b)
sallykirk
Mar 18, 2018 9:36 AM CST
I purchased 2 small containers of daffodil/narcissus bulbs from Lowe's. I would like to plant them in a container now and then transplant them to the yard after they bloom. Can/should I keep them in the container and plant them in the larger pot/container or should I take them out of the container. (they were purchased in?
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Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
Mar 18, 2018 10:50 AM CST
Daffodils should be planted 4-6 inches deep. You'll need a more straight sided pot of same diameter of big pot shown. Pot shown looks/appears narrow at bottom. Get them out of that little pot.

Narcissus, about 2 to 4 inches deep.

Get them as much direct sun as possible. Put outside if possible. Frost won't hurt them. They like cool/cold weather.
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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Mar 18, 2018 4:34 PM CST
Welcome!

I'm confused about why you want to move your daffodils to a larger pot. They won't spread out into the larger pot and you will not be able to separate them and spread them out. But if you really want to... Slip the hole root ball out of the smaller pot without disturbing the roots and plant it into the bigger pot - keep the soil level the same. If all goes according to plan, the bulbs will not notice they have been moved.

If you want to do this again next year, buy a bag of bulbs in the fall and plant them in the larger pot in the fall. It will be a lot cheaper in the long run.
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