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Can daffodils grow in creeping red fescue

Posted by alliegirl los angeles, ca (My Page) on
Fri, Oct 7, 11 at 15:51

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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RE: Can daffodils grow in creeping red fescue

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

RE: Can daffodils grow in creeping red fescue

Thanks for the input Calistoga!

RE: Can daffodils grow in creeping red fescue

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 not mowed? If the foliage is removed/mowed too soon, the bulbs will not bloom the following season.


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