Garden daffodils: features of planting and growing spring primroses
Garden daffodils are one of the most popular flowers. Despite their short flowering, they are still grown by many growers. First of all, this is due to the fact that they are among the very first to bloom. Yes, and these primroses look, albeit a little rustic, but charming. Delicate buds on long pedicels gallantly nod their heads in time to the light spring breeze. White or yellow, plain or stuffed, large and small daffodils are beautiful in their own way.
Growing them is easy and simple, but some of the nuances should be found out in advance. A competent approach to planting and caring for plants will help maintain the original size of the flowers. Over time, the bushes grow, and the buds themselves become smaller or even stop tying at all. To prevent this, we suggest using our selection of important nuances of growing daffodils.
Where is it better to plant garden daffodils
Often, daffodils are planted under trees. This is, in principle, permissible, because in early spring there is still no dense foliage on the branches, which will cover the flowers from the sun. However, in such places only ordinary, small-flowered, daffodils are grown. They are able to bloom even in partial shade. But their varietal relatives with large buds require good lighting..
The following types of daffodils are most demanding on light:
- tatsetnye – varieties in which many, up to 20, buds bloom on one stem;
- hybrid – varieties of daffodils with a crown painted in pink, red or orange (in other, natural, species it is yellow or white).
These daffodils should be planted in a well-lit area. In partial shade, they lose their characteristic color or reduce the number of buds.
How to plant bulbs correctly
Often, gardeners are faced with such a problem that planted daffodils eventually “come out” of the ground. It also quite often happens that the buds are tied, but do not bloom. One of the reasons for this behavior of the plant is improper planting. It is impossible to deeply deepen the bulbs, otherwise they may refuse to bloom altogether.
Planting depth depends on the size of the individual bulb. The generally accepted rule is: you need to plant bulbs to a depth equal to three of its diameters..
Regarding the planting time, the bulbs are planted both in early spring and in autumn. In the latter case, the main thing is to do it two weeks before the arrival of frost..
Daffodils and soil
The root system of daffodils, although strong enough, will not be able to “loosen” the heavy earth. Clay soils in their pure form are not suitable for them. Sand must be added to such a site. Daffodils also love fertile land, where they will bloom better. How to fertilize the soil, you can learn more from the video under the article.