In the first place, you should choose varieties that remain short and do not produce a foliage mass that is too large. The highly versatile Narcissus 'Tête à Tête' is one of these, but others include 'Jack Snipe', 'Hawera', 'Pipit', 'Ice Follies' or 'Carlton'.

  • Containers should be at least 10 inches deep (25 cm), but preferably 12 inches deep (30 cm).
  • Excess water must be able to drain off quickly. This means that a requirement will be drainage holes in the bottom of the pot. A layer of pot shards (or better yet, clay granules) on the bottom will also prevent the temporary trouble caused by too much water. If possible, place the pot or container on top of a few little ceramic blocks to allow any excess water to drain off faster.

Planting bulbs, planting daffodils, daffodils in pots, daffodils in container, how to plant bulbs in pot

Planting bulbs, planting daffodils, daffodils in pots, daffodils in container, how to plant bulbs in pot

Planting bulbs, planting daffodils, daffodils in pots, daffodils in container, how to plant bulbs in pot

  • Fill the pot with a layer of clay granules and cover with potting compost up to 4 in. (10 cm) below the rim.
  • Place the daffodils, so that they almost touch, on the potting compost with the point facing upwards.

Planting bulbs, planting daffodils, daffodils in pots, daffodils in container, how to plant bulbs in pot

Planting bulbs, planting daffodils, daffodils in pots, daffodils in container, how to plant bulbs in pot

Planting bulbs, planting daffodils, daffodils in pots, daffodils in container, how to plant bulbs in pot

  • Cover the daffodils with a layer of compost and press down firmly
  • Combine daffodils with perennials or annuals and don't forget to water!
  • Finally, the last layer of soil can be added and lightly tamped. Naturally, these containers are placed outside. In case of persistent dry weather, they should be watered.
  • It is also advisable to put some reeds or straw over the containers. Hard frost is a reason to put maneuverable containers or pots in a frost-free location (but not one which is very warm). Another possibility is to wrap the containers or pots in bubble wrap. These measures are necessary since, unlike bulbs planted in the ground, bulbs planted in pots and containers are exposed to the cold coming in from all directions.
  • Then wait, watch and enjoy your lovely creations!