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Great Daffodils for Southern Gardens

Daffodils, Narcissi, Naturalizing, Spring Bulbs

Daffodils for the South, Daffodils for Warm Climates, Daffodils that come back, Best Daffodils, Best Narcissus, Naturalizing Bulbs, perennial Bulbs

Narcissus (Daffodils) are among the easiest bulbs to grow and are regarded as some of the most valuable spring bulbs for the South. Long-lived, they naturalize and multiply year after year. Highly versatile, they offer a fascinating array of flower forms, sizes, and colors. They also make gardening easy. Once planted, there is nothing left to do: these bulbs can stay right where they are and produce flowers year after year.

However, the farther south one goes, the harder it is to grow plants that have a chilling requirement (necessary exposure to cold). Some daffodils, however, do not need this chilling period to bloom and will happily perennialize, coming back year after year.

Several Daffodil varieties have stood the test of time in southern gardens. As a general rule, the larger the daffodil flower, the less adapted it will be. Therefore, the smaller flowered types and the cluster-flowered types are easier and more permanent.

The following daffodils are particularly great for southern gardens. Enjoy drifts of cheerful daffodils year after year!

Guide Information

Hardiness 6 - 9
Plant Type Bulbs, Perennials
Genus Narcissus
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Landscaping Ideas Banks And Slopes, Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers, Underplanting Roses And Shrubs
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

Great Daffodils for Southern Gardens

Narcissus ‘Accent’ (Large-Cupped Daffodil)
Narcissus ‘Actaea’ (Poeticus Daffodil)
Narcissus ‘Avalanche’ (Tazetta Daffodil)
Narcissus ‘Baby Boomer’ (Jonquil Daffodil)
Narcissus ‘Barrett Browning’ (Small-Cupped Daffodil)
Narcissus ‘Canaliculatus’ (Tazetta Daffodil)
Narcissus ‘Carlton’ (Large-Cupped Daffodil)
Narcissus ‘Cheerfulness’ (Double Daffodil)
Narcissus ‘Cragford’ (Tazetta Daffodil)
Narcissus ‘Dutch Master’ (Trumpet Daffodil)
Narcissus ‘Erlicheer’ (Double Daffodil)
Narcissus ‘Falconet’ (Tazetta Daffodil)
Narcissus ‘February Gold’ (Cyclamineus Daffodil)
Narcissus ‘Fortissimo’ (Large-Cupped Daffodil)
Narcissus ‘Fortune’ (Large-Cupped Daffodil)
Narcissus ‘Geranium’ (Tazetta Daffodil)
Narcissus ‘Gigantic Star’ (Large-Cupped Daffodil)
Narcissus ‘Grand Soleil d’Or’ (Tazetta Daffodil)
Narcissus ‘Hawera’ (Triandrus Daffodils)
Narcissus ‘Ice Follies’ (Large-Cupped Daffodil)
Narcissus ‘Jack Snipe’ (Cyclamineus Daffodil)
Narcissus ‘Jetfire’ (Cyclamineus Daffodil)
Narcissus ‘Minnow’ (Tazetta Daffodil)
Narcissus ‘Mount Hood’ (Trumpet Daffodil)
Narcissus ‘My Story’ (Double Daffodil)
Narcissus ‘Pink Charm’ (Large-Cupped Daffodil)
Narcissus ‘Pipit’ (Jonquil Daffodil)
Narcissus ‘Quail’ (Jonquil Daffodil)
Narcissus ‘Rijnveld’s Early Sensation’ (Trumpet Daffodil)
Narcissus ‘Roulette’ (Large-Cupped Daffodil)
Narcissus ‘Salome’ (Large-Cupped Daffodil)
Narcissus ‘Tahiti’ (Double Daffodil)
Narcissus ‘Tete a Tete’ (Cyclamineus Daffodil)
Narcissus ‘Thalia’ (Triandrus Daffodils)
Narcissus papyraceus ‘Ziva’ (Tazetta Daffodil)
Narcissus pseudonarcissus (Wild Daffodil)

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.

Guide Information

Hardiness 6 - 9
Plant Type Bulbs, Perennials
Genus Narcissus
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Landscaping Ideas Banks And Slopes, Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers, Underplanting Roses And Shrubs
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow
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