Can daffodils rise through 6' soil + 4' mulch?
I planted 100 Marieke daffodils last fall in a full sun clay site. Planted them 6" deep, then topped with 4" of crushed leaves/pine needles.
Can daffodils rise through 6" soil + 4" mulch? So far, only 20 of the 100 daffs have emerged. Their shoots are 5" above the mulch line. The other 80 daffs are probably still working their way through the mulch. I'm worried about them getting stuck in there permanently. I can't brush the mulch back now without breaking off daffodil tips.
If you have experience with daffs being strong enough to emerge through thick mulch, please set my mind at ease. I've read that some people even plant their daffs 9" deep to slow down the multiplying effect. That can't be too far from my setup, can it?