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Earliest Daffodils

Posted by lizzie_nh 4b/5a NH (My Page) on
Mon, Jan 14, 13 at 13:13

They are sticking up above ground... on January 14. In New Hampshire.

Last year when we had almost no snow they came up in February (still almost 2 months early) and people wondered about possible damage. I'm wondering now where we have, essentially, all of (harsh New England) winter left to go. Will they be all right?


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RE: Earliest Daffodils

who knows..

but what can you do anyway????

its not uncommon for spring bloomers to have greenery out all winter.. its hardy ..

its flower buds that probable are not...

you are not saying they already budded out????

ken


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RE: Earliest Daffodils

lizzie, I've seen the daffodil foliage above ground in January the past few years. It seems to do fine. It will slow down when it gets cold again and start growing during warm spells. Last year I think my daffodils were blooming 3 weeks ahead of time.


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RE: Earliest Daffodils

Yeah, it is not uncommon for shoots to appear in late autumn. No problem, the leaves are hardy. The flowers do OK, at least with the smaller narcissus such as February Gold and Hawera - have had them poking up out of the snow.


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RE: Earliest Daffodils

Mine haven't had issues when they have done this in previous years, and I'm also in NH.


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