information: Narcissus is simply the Latin name for
Daffodils. The Daffodil family is quite large containing hundreds
of varieties. Potted Daffodils are available at your local
Center or Floral Shop from January thru March.
When shopping for Daffodils look for plants with dark green
foliage. Avoid plants with yellowed or white stems, indicating the
plants have been neglected or stored in the dark. Each container
should have enough plants in it to fill the pot nicely. Narcissus flowers
last a bit longer than some of the other bulbs so it iss ok to
purchase a plant with a few open flowers. The tighter the flowers
are, the longer you'll be able to enjoy your Daffodil.
Once you get your new Narcissus home place it in bright indirect
light away from heat sources, such as TV's or heat ducts. Heat
will speed up the natural flowering process shortening the life
span of your plant. Narcissus are usually potted in a sandy soil which
provides excellent drainage for your plant. Be sure to set your
plant in a saucer or drip tray to catch the water that is sure to
run out. Water your plant every couple of days. Fertilizing is not
necessary. Once your Narcissus has finished flowering recycle it
to the compost bin and replace it
with a new flowering plant.
Forced bulbs will not re-flower if