Yellow Daffodils

How To Grow Yellow Daffodils

Yellow daffodils are well-known for their appearance of their central trumpet disc-shaped corona that is fully surrounded by six perfect floral leaves that are connected into the main tube.  These are happy, charming flowers and they have been a symbol of cancer research since 1957.

The seeds of these easily recognized flowers are round, swollen and black with a hard coat.  The flowers are separated into three sepals which are the outer segments and three petals which are the inner segments.  While the traditional daffodil in poetry and in most people's minds is solid yellow, the flower can have quite a few color variations including a rare lime green variety.

These early-blooming flowers are a cheerful sign of spring and they are one of the easiest seasonal bulbs to grow.  The greatest benefit of these blossoms is that they are unappetizing to rabbits, deer and many other pests that may plague your garden.

Growing Your Flowers

Before planting your yellow daffodils you will need to select the proper bulbs because they come in many colors, shapes and sizes.  You should always be sure to purchase your bulbs from a garden center or online shop with a positive reputation.

Your yellow daffodils will bloom in spring of the following year.  If you do decide to fertilize, you should do so when the flowers are completely done blooming.  This will encourage the roots to multiply.  You will want to let the tops die naturally as this provides the plant with additional energy that it really needs to grow for the following season.

Yellow daffodils are a long-lasting, lovely cut flower but you should know that the plant is weakened when the blossom is removed.  If you want to keep your garden plentiful avoid cutting all of the flowers off.  Also, you should spread compost in the late spring to help the plant recover from any cutting that you do.

 

Toxicity

These flowers do contain an alkaloid poison primarily in the bulb but there is also some in the leaves.  There has been a few occasions reported about of the bulbs being confused with onion bulbs in cooking and a number of people becoming quite ill from consuming them.

Additionally, florists often have problems handling this flower as it creates fissures, dryness, erythema and scaling of the hands which is often later accompanied by hyperkeratosis.