In my garden, spring is heralded by a cheerful brass section of daffodils, all eager to trumpet the advent of longer and warmer days. From nowhere, they appear bigger and better than the year before, naturalizing into bouquets of amber and gold. And I say, Hallelujah for their visual song and seasonal promise.
The daffodils down my lane welcome me home this time of year, but some have quit blooming because of the deep shade of a large western red cedar. The tree is going nowhere, so it’s moving day for several clumps of daffodil bulbs.
How to divide daffodil bulbs
As a bulb, the daffodil rarely needs a gardener’s intervention, but if said gardener wants more daffodils, fewer things are easier than dividing daffodil bulbs and spreading the love. In this post, I’ll show you how to divide daffodil bulbs, and replant them for future bloom. Here’s to a spring concert in your corner of the garden.
Every year I divide daffodils bulbs and plant them around the property. One year later, I receive many a cheery and floriferous thank you.
Dividing and Planting Daffodil Bulbs: More Info and Tips
- are long lived, and very deer resistant
- require good drainage
- prefer full sun, but can take partial shade
- can be planted in lawns, but must be allowed to die back naturally as the foliage makes the food that is stored in the bulb for next year’s bloom
- go dormant in the summer
- are great long-lasting cut flowers
- are available from bulb supply companies to be planted in the fall, including these favorites of mine: