Daffodils (Narcissus)

White daffodils
White daffodils

Zones: 3 to 9
Light: Sun to Part Shade
Bloom Time: Spring
Height: 18″ to 24″
Spread: 12″

Daffodils are one of the lowest maintenance plants you can grow.

They will survive in pretty much any soil as long as it isn’t too wet (which will cause the bulb to rot).

Plant the bulbs in the fall to get gorgeous spring flowers. Click HERE for more information on planting bulbs.

Then they will come back and bloom reliably for many years (unlike many other spring bulbs. Yes, tulips…I’m talking to you).

Most varieties will naturalize as well, so you’ll get more of them over time…but not in a bad way.

Since daffodils will go dormant in the summer, it’s a good idea to plant some companion plants to fill in the space. Get some ideas for bulb companion plants HERE.

Pink daffodils
Pink daffodils

If you’re not a big fan of yellow, look for white or pink varieties (like the picture above). They’re really more coral than true pink but still a pretty color.

Plant the bulbs 6″ deep and 4″ to 6″ apart.

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This post was originally published on June 16, 2020 but was updated with new content on June 18, 2022.