When To Plant Daffodils

When To Plant Daffodils

What time of year should you be planting your daffodil bulbs? Let’s have a look and find out!

When To Plant Daffodils
When To Plant Daffodils

When To Plant

Ideally, daffodils should be planted in early autumn. September is the ideal month, if you are late planting though you can still plant daffodils later in autumn and even in winter.

These daffodils here I planted in January, now this is not the ideal time to plant them, but it still worked.

I did this as this was on my new allotment and I didn’t even have a bed ready to plant my daffodils in until January so I really had no other choice.

Planting Daffodils In January
Planting Daffodils In January

These daffodils did well and flowered well, but they were a little behind what you would normally expect for daffodils.

So you can plant later but expect your daffodils to flower later, in the first year at least.

The Same Daffodils In Mid April
The Same Daffodils In Mid April

This photo was taken on the 19th of April and as you can see the flower buds are only just starting to open.

So from a winter planting, the daffodils were late but still did a really good job.

Some of the double headed daffodils i grew last year
Some of the double headed daffodils i grew last year

Here are some of the very same daffodils in a vase in my house, as you can see they had no issues at all with flowering.

Conclusion

Daffodils should be planted in early autumn, September is the ideal month. You can however plant them throughout autumn and even winter.

Just remember that the later you plant them the more delayed the flowering will be. I planted some daffodils in January last year and they still weren’t flowering in mid-April, which is a few weeks delayed for me!