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Daffodil and Tulip leaves STILL green this long?

Posted by kentstar 5b NE Ohio (My Page) on
Sun, Jun 14, 09 at 9:13

Daffodil and Tulip leaves STILL green! How long should it take for them to be ready to trim off? They are shading some of my perennials too much. I have daffodil baby boomers and Double Campernelles that just don't want to quit lol. Shouldn't they be long since history for this season?

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RE: Daffodil and Tulip leaves STILL green this long?

Been a long, cool (downright cold) spring - my daff foliage is still green and upright. One trick is to roll/fold down the foliage or gather it into one bunch and bind it semi-loosely with a twist tie or somesuch. It's out of the way and still feeds the bulbs until it finally browns out and can be cut down.

Tedious if you've got lots of bulbs!

RE: Daffodil and Tulip leaves STILL green this long?

I think it's the extra rain we've all had that's keeping them green as well. I've noticed that my daffs that get more water stay greener longer (and multiply faster) than the ones that are in a drier area.

RE: Daffodil and Tulip leaves STILL green this long?

Mine are still green too. The tulips have finally yellowed but the daffodils are still lush. Some are finally flopping over, though. Tying is too much work (plus I have too many): I may gather and tuck, though.

I need the garden to dry out so I can plant my annuals!

RE: Daffodil and Tulip leaves STILL green this long?

At my folks' place, it isn't uncommon for the leaves to stay green through most of July. That's why I will never plant them at the front of a bed again.

RE: Daffodil and Tulip leaves STILL green this long?

Yes, I'm starting to wish I planted where the green leaves wouldn't interfere with other perennials in the bed. Maybe in autumn I can move some, but by then they may have spread anyway.

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