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Q.second year daffodils not coming up

Zone Rickman Elementary School, Rickman, TN 38580 | Donnie Holman added on March 4, 2018 | Answered


Last January and February (late for planting daffodils), I planted around 700 daffodils, as a school project. They came up, bloomed, and were pretty. Now, this Spring, we anxiously awaited their arrival. Many did not come up? I planted them at the appropriate depth, no rodents, plenty of water, in direct sun, not too much water to make them rot, so I am concerned.

Could they still come up next year? (Year 3)

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Answered on March 5, 2018

Yes, sometimes they will skip a year. Especially if they were stressed. Planting can do this. If you do not see flowers the 3rd year, then I would look into fertilizing them.

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Donnie Holman
Answered on March 5, 2018

BushDoctor, would it help to fertilize them now?

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