yellow, white, pink
mid-April through early May
12 to 24 in.
12 to 18 in.
genus is native to northern Africa and Europe
USDA zones 3-8
hardy to 8,000 ft.
Daffodils are early spring-blooming bulbs. They have green, strap-like leaves with bright flowers. Daffodils usually have yellow or white flowers, but sometimes come in pink or orange.Each flower has a center cup or "trumpet" surrounded by flatter petals.
Daffodils are one of the earliest flowers to bloom in spring. In addition, unlike tulips or other flower bulbs, they are very deer and rabbit resistant.
Daffodils have been growing at the Xeriscape Demonstration Garden for many years. They are one of the first flowers to bloom in the spring.
Occasionally, late spring freezes damage the flower buds. The later blooming cultivars are less susceptible to late spring frost damage. They are not eaten by deer or rabbits. The leaves normally go dormant by the end of June.
Remove the spent flower stalk after the blooms fade. Let the leaves remain until they turn brown and shrivel, separating from the ground with a gentle pull. Removing the leaves too early will reduce flowering the following year.