Why Are My Daffodil Not Blooming?

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I have planted daffodil bulbs about 4 years ago. Of the more than 50 bulbs that I planted only a few bloomed in the first year and nothing in the last tweo years. All the bulbs do come up, nice and big leaves, but no flowers. What can I do to make them bloom?


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Answer #1 · Maple Tree's Answer · Hi Gabriel-There are many reasons bulb plants such as daffodils may not bloom or bloom very little. Not enough light, too much Nitrogen, which will force a lot of green growth not flowers, or not enough nutrients because of overcrowding or competition with other plants. Many of us plant our bulbs as a border around lawn and garden areas. Run off of high nitrogen fertilizers from lawns or adjacent garden areas may be over feeding these plants. The American Daffodil Society has a good list of conditions that would add to your problem of daffodils not blooming such as too soggy a soil or cutting off the foliage to early each year before the bulbs ripen. I have noted below the link to The American Daffodil Society page listing reasons why your plants may not be blooming. I felt this may help so you can copy this page an use it to help determine which reasons may be affecting your daffodils.

http://www.daffodilusa.org/daffodils/blooming.html

Please let me know if this has helped determine what might be affecting your plants.

John)



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