Advantages Of Planting Daffodils
Two important pluses to planting daffodil bulbs: deer and squirrels don’t like them, and many varieties naturalize when happy. A bulb that naturalizes is a bulb that returns and multiplies every year. Like interest on a bank account, bulb dividends will spread informally through your garden, paying you back in flowers for years to come.
Did you know? Spring bulb blooms provide honeybees and other pollinators an early spring food source.
Choosing The Right Daffodils
There are many varieties of daffodils with bloom times from early to late spring. Be sure to choose a selection of bloom times to keep you in flowers all spring long – or make life simple and choose a collection of bulbs that span the season, such as High Country Garden’s 60 Days of Daffodils Mix.
Daffodils originated in the meadows and woods of the Iberian peninsula, in what is now Spain and Portugal. They have been cultivated for many centuries and were well known and cultivated in Europe in the 16th century.
Daffodils vary greatly in look, height, color, and flower form. There are many varieties that are sweetly fragrant. (If you’re looking for fragrance, be sure to search our filters for “fragrant flowers” under Advantages.)
- Trumpet Daffodils (also known as Large-Cupped Daffodils) The most stately group of daffodils, they are the type we most frequently think of when we think ‘daffodil’, such as the popular Dutch Master Trumpet Daffodils. Taller and larger flowered than other types, the High Country Gardens selections are chosen for their improved garden performance, sturdy wind and snow resistant stems, and interesting colors.
- Miniature Daffodils are the minis of the daffodil world, such as the popular Tete-a-Tete Miniature Daffodils. Often just six inches tall, they pack a colorful punch of color. They will also naturalize well and form colonies of flowers. They are lovely planted around borders and amongst perennials, and are popular in containers. Plant the bulbs at a depth of 3 inches