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6 Daffodil Facts You Need to Know

Find out how long daffodils bloom, how deep to plant daffodil bulbs, where to see a daffodil festival, and more exciting daffodil facts.

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When is the Best Time to Transplant Daffodils?

Yes, you can transplant daffodils to another spot in your yard. Dig up the bulbs eight weeks after the blooms fade in spring. Make sure the bulbs and foliage stay undamaged.

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How Long Do Daffodils Bloom?

Bloom time differs a lot based on your location and the cultivar. In general, most daffodils will bloom for up to six weeks.

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What Are the Best Daffodil Varieties?

According to Noel Kingsbury, author of Daffodil from Timber Press, seven of the best tried and tested all-around varieties are Carlton, Dutch Master, Golden Rapture, King Alfred, Kingscourt, Marieke and St. Keverne. Check out more of the best daffodil bulbs to grow in your garden, as well as pink daffodil varieties.

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You’ll Never Run Out of New Daffodils to Grow

Undeniably, this is one of the most surprising daffodil facts! There are an astonishing 25,000-plus daffodil cultivars and about 200 species.

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What is the American Daffodil Society?

The American Daffodil Society formed in 1954 to promote interest in daffodils and encourage research and education.

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How Deep Should You Plant Daffodil Bulbs?

When choosing a location for daffodil planting in fall, look for sunny, well-drained spots. Dig about 12 inches deep, amend your soil if necessary, and plant bulbs so the pointed end is at least two times as deep as the bulb is high. Get them planted before the ground freezes.

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Daffodils in Puyallup, Washington

Celebrate Spring at a Daffodil Festival

The Daffodil Festival and parade in Washington’s Puyallup Valley began in 1934. The parade travels through four cities and features floats covered in thousands of fresh-cut daffodils.

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Emily Hannemann
Emily Hannemann is an associate digital editor for Birds & Blooms. She has a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s degree in magazine writing from the University of Missouri - Columbia. When she’s not writing and editing, you’ll find her swimming, running, or hiking. She knows blue jays are controversial, but she loves them anyway.