Daffodils: Prolific Lower Midwest Cultivars?

jmcbackyarddigger(z6b So IL)April 7, 2011

Don't know why but some cultivars of daffodils do better for me than others. I've noticed that "Mount Hood" is very, very stubborn. In fact, it didn't even bloom for me this year. I really, really like it, but it just doesn't do that well for some reason.

Any recommendations for some bi-colored daffodils that have a better chance of producing tons of bloom.

I love "Delibes".... And I prefer the stems that produce large single blooms.

Thanks

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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

Mount Hood 'should' bloom for you just fine, even if the bulbs don't increase a lot like something very prolific like Ice Follies.
I'd suggest you read through the many reason why daffodils don't bloom at the link below. If Mount Hood is a fairly large 'clump' of foliage, my guess is that they need lifted and divided, and replanted.
Last year, did you leave the foliage in place to wither' for about 6 weeks past it's normal bloom time?
The daffs, or plants around them weren't fed with high nitrogen fertilizer, were they, as that encourages production of leaves, but seems to quell the plant's need for flowers?

I'd assume that ones that are good for naturalizing, would be good candidates as far as being prolific and trouble free.

Taken from the ADS site Naturalizing Daffodils
"Some varieties which make beautiful drifts and last well are Ice Follies, Tete-a-Tete, Flower Record, Delibes, Unsurpassable, Barrett Browning, Scarlet Gem, Geranium, Cheerfulness, Peeping Tom, Mount Hood, Spellbinder, Carlton, and Viking. There are many others which will thrive with little care. "

chemocurl...aka Sue

Here is a link that might be useful: ADS-Daffodils Not Blooming?

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