Non-blooming daffodils

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Non-blooming daffodils

Post by conestoga73 » Thu Apr 16, 2015 11:42 pm

I have a bed of Breck's white daffodils that have bloomed in the past. This year I had prolific foliage but no blooms. I did not fertilize this spring nor in the fall. Is it a matter of fertilization or the cold winter? I had other daffodils that did bloom. Do I need to divide them? :Powhatan, VA.

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Re: Non-blooming daffodils

Post by lorijones » Thu Apr 23, 2015 4:29 pm

There are several reasons why daffodils might not bloom well or may fail to bloom all together. Many times it has to do with the variety of daffodil that was planted. Some varieties are better "naturalizers" than others, meaning they will proliferate well and bloom for many years with very little care. If daffodil clumps are too compacted, they sometimes cease to produce flowers or flower production will decline. If this is the case, the clumps should be divided. It also may be a nutritional issue since they haven't been fertilized. Here is a link that gives some more information on why daffodils fail to bloom: http://www.inthegardenradio.com/v.php?pg=714.

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