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Daffodil

Daffodils, flowers native to the Mediterranean region, have a bowl-shaped corna encircled by a ring of six petals united by a tube. Traditionally, Daffodils are yellow, but because of intentional breeding over the last several decades, it?s possible to find Daffodils in a wide variety of colors. Large bulbs can grow two feet tall stems, but many miniature varieties exist as well, growing as small as two inches tall.

Also commonly called Narcissus, Daffodils are perennial bulb flowers. They bloom from March to May and need about an inch of water a week to flourish. But Daffodils are also very popular at Christmas time, so they are often found in greenhouses. Daffodils flourish best in a moderate climate.

When choosing Daffodils for a yard or garden plot, it?s important to remember that the plant is perennial and does not like high-nitrogen fertilizer. They bloom early in the season and will be one of the first blooms your garden sees, so it?s smart to place it near something that will come into bloom in early May. This way, as one flower fades, the other will just be beginning.

Daffodils have delicate blooms but very sturdy stems and flora. When handling these flowers in a floral arrangement, it?s important to pair it with something that complements the traditional golden color and brings out the beauty of the daffodil. Daffodils are lovely showcase flowers by themselves or with a bundle of delicate flowers like baby?s breath.

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