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Daffodils: best time to relocate?

Posted by wynswrld98 z7 WA (My Page) on
Tue, Mar 11, 14 at 23:46

I have hundreds of daffodils planted on my acre in Seattle/Tacoma WA suburb, planted in ground. Some of them aren't blooming and I believe it's due to not enough sun (e.g., a large group of them here and there all not blooming in areas I believe too shady). I want to relocate them to a sunny location but am not sure best time of year to do so? The ones that will actually bloom have buds on them now or are just opening so it is pretty obvious which I need to transplant but am not sure when is best time to do it...

I do not believe the bulbs are crowded requiring division as reason for not blooming, the ones not blooming are clearly in more shady areas vs. ones blooming are in more sunny areas.


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RE: Daffodils: best time to relocate?

The best time to divide is after the foliage begins to yellow, allowing more time to send energy to the bulb for next year's bloom.

RE: Daffodils: best time to relocate?

Anytime from June - October...but I'd say do it when the foliage is yellowing but still present - easier to find the bulbs than when it dies back completely...once the foliage dies back, it becomes a bit like an easter egg hunt, and if you're anything like me, you ALWAYS end up slicing the biggest and best bulbs with your shovel.

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