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Great Daffodils for Southern Gardens

Daffodils, Narcissi, Naturalizing, Spring Bulbs


Narcissus (Daffodils) are among the easiest bulbs to grow and 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 perenialize, coming back year after year.

A number of 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
Plant Family Narcissus - Daffodils
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
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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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
Plant Family Narcissus - Daffodils
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
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
Compare All Narcissus - Daffodils Great Plant Combination Ideas with Narcissus - Daffodils Guides with Narcissus - Daffodils Upper South Plant Combination Ideas Middle South Plant Combination Ideas Lower South Plant Combination Ideas Coastal South Plant Combination Ideas Upper South Guides Middle South Guides Lower South Guides Coastal South Guides

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