The best way to Winterize Daffodils

Native to South America daffodils are summer bloomers developing from bulbs delivering as many as five clusters of intricate blooms up. Each flower features a refined scent as well as a stripe. Peruvian daffodils may be left in the floor all year in U.S. Department of Agriculture zones 8 through 10. In cooler climates with winters, although the daffodils tolerate frost, dig the bulbs soon before the predicted freeze in autumn.

Remove daffodils in the ground cautiously to avoid reducing the bulbs. Dig about 5 or 6″ in the plant after which lift the bulbs from the soil.

Allow soil to cling to the bulb, as eliminating the roots could be broken by it.

Spread the bulbs in a cool, dry area before the leaves wilt — typically three to five times.

Cut off the wilted leaves with scissors or garden shears.

Fill paper sack or a cardboard box with protecting materials including vermiculite, dry sand or peat moss. Place the bulbs inverted in the materials that is protecting.

Store the bulbs in a well- ventilated area in temperatures between 65 and 60 degrees Fahrenheit.

Replant daffodil bulbs subsequent to the threat of of frost passes in spring.

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