1. Skip The Fertilizer

This fact baffled me, but daffodils don’t really need fertilizer. They’re one of the heralds of spring, and since they appear early in the season, they don’t have to battle other flowers for nutrients.

2. Blind Daffodils Are A Thing

If your older daffodils emerge blind, the usual causes include a lack of nutrients or pruning their foliage too early. Add some compost or bone meal to your bulbs and cut the foliage only when they start to turn yellow and die back. Finally, pesky pests or annoying diseases may also cause your daffodils to emerge blind.

3. They Have Soil Crawling Abilities

Daffodils can move around the growing medium. Their contractile roots will pull or push against the substrate and move the bulb upwards or downwards if the depth isn’t right.

4. Let The Leaves Alone After Blooming

These leaves photosynthesize and ensure your plant has enough food and energy to survive the winter in the form of bulbs.

5. They’re Not Much Use To Pollinators

That’s because many of the bulbs we get in stores are actually hybrids with little to no pollen, which makes them useless to pollinators.

6. Daffodils Are Toxic

According to S. Mekonnen, all parts of the daffodil are toxic to humans and pets, and the most poisonous part is the bulb. It contains lycorin, a toxin which causes nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and stomach pain if ingested. That’s why you should keep your narcissus beds somewhere your kids and pets don’t play.

7. They Cause Other Cut Flowers To Fade

If you want an adorable display of cut flowers, but don’t know which ones to use, get some daffodils! They’ll bring sunshine to your home just like that.

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