Daffodil Transplanting

Anonymous added on May 3, 2011 | Answered

I had to remove over 100 daffodil bulbs from an area that was going to be dug up for basement work. They are done flowering and I removed the spent blossoms but the foliage is still vital. Should I plant them in a new space right now or should I wash them off and let the foliage die off and plant them in fall?

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Answered on May 4, 2011

They need the foliage to help generate energy for next year's blooms. If you can replant them now, I would, with the leaves intact. But daffodils are pretty hardy. If you need to store them until fall, I would let the foliage die back, dry them out and store in a cool dark place.

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