Daffodils are a common springtime flower. Daffodils grow from bulbs, and have conspicuous flowers with six petal-like tepals surmounted by a cup- or trumpet-shaped corona. The flowers are generally white and yellow (also orange or pink in garden varieties), with either uniform or contrasting colored tepals and corona.
Species: Narcissus pseudonarcissus
Origin: Mediterranean Region
Symbolizes: Narcissus of Greek Mythology; daffodils symbolize rebirth and new beginnings.
Also Known As: Trumpet Narcissus, Narcissus and Jonquil
Care, Handling & Design
Temperature: 34-38F (1-3C)
Water: Medium water quality, avoid softened water.
Vase Life: 5-7 days
What to Look for When Purchasing
Buds should be in "pencil" stage pointing straight up or just bending "gooseneck" stage , free of mechanical damage
It is best to not mix Daffodils with other flowers. Therefore, it is recommended to use by themselves in bouquets and arrangements. Their soft stems could make working with foam difficult. Handle with care.
Pest & Disease Information
Daffodils are very resilient to diseases post-harvest.
Do not mix daffodil flowers with other flowers. Daffodil flowers emit a toxic substance when cut that is harmful to other flowers. Place daffodils in a separate bucket, away from other flowers. Some publications recommend hydrating Daffodils for 6 hours or more before mixing with other flowers. We have not confirmed this practice. Also, sometimes Daffodils do not open. This is mostly due to storing them for too long or to improper cropping.
For optimal care of Daffodil, please reference the chart of products below. Make sure to select your region to see which products are available.