Can daffodils grow in creeping red fescue

alliegirlOctober 7, 2011

Hi There,

I have a client who's expressed interest in planting King Alfred daffodil bulbs among creeping red fescue grass. Does anyone know if the daffodils would be able to grow up through the red fescue? Or would the mat of grass be too dense?

Thank you!!!

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calistoga_al ca 15 usda 9

I can only guess. My best guess is you may succeed for the first year or two, but I think the grass mat would eventually be too dense for the daffs. If your client is willing to take the gamble,fine, but I would not want to give her a guarantee. Al

    Bookmark   October 8, 2011 at 9:10AM
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alliegirl

Thanks for the input Calistoga!

    Bookmark   October 11, 2011 at 10:12AM
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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

Does it get cold enough in your area that the bulbs will have a cool and long enough chill season in the ground?

Will they be planted in an area where the foliage can be left in place for 6 weeks after they have finished blooming...ie not mowed? If the foliage is removed/mowed too soon, the bulbs will not bloom the following season.

Sue

    Bookmark   October 11, 2011 at 11:02AM
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