Planting Peruvian White Daffodil Bulbs

clink2208 added on August 11, 2015 | Answered

My mother just sent me 4 Peruvian White Daffodil bare root bulbs as a house warming gift. I live in Knoxville, TN., which I believe is zone 7a. The instructions that came with them said to plant up to the crown, which I did. It just seems like an odd time of year to be planting bulbs anyway, much less with their tender growth sticking out into the sun. It said they want full sun 6-8 ours a day. We have irrigation in our flower beds so they are getting plenty of water, but the little growth at the top of the bulbs that were left out are not looking happy. Should I expect them to die off and hopefully re-emerge next spring?

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Answered on August 13, 2015

The Peruvian White Daffodil bulbs are hardy in zones 8-10.

Normally should be planted in the spring for summer blooms that are quite beautiful but not very long lasting.

Since you all ready have planted them, allow them to grow through the fall and when the leaves die down you will need to lift the bulbs and store for the winter.

Many gardeners grow these in pots.

Here is a link about bulb winter storage.

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