These flowers are not difficult to grow, but you must follow certain rules for their care in order to be successful. Most of them require a hot, dry dormancy period. They are grown outdoors in the garden, but really need to be grown in a controlled environment to achieve flowering every year. This means growing in pots.
Planting daffodils: Here’s what you need to know
Use compost with good drainage. Deep pots would be an advantage when growing these flowers. Plant the bulbs as soon as you get them in September and water well. The pots can be left outside, but a better option is in the cold part of the house to protect them from the wind.
Growth begins almost immediately and after a few weeks the green tips will appear. Feed with a standard fertilizer and enjoy the growth.
After flowering is over, stop watering and let the compost dry out. After the leaves have shriveled, clean the top of the pot and fill in any holes left by the dead leaves and stems.
When and how to plant the bulbs of snowdrops, tulips, hyacinths and daffodils?
This type of daffodil differs from spring flowering daffodils in that it needs warmth, in summer the pots can be placed in a polytunnel where the temperature on a sunny day can reach 40 degrees and rarely drop below 20 degrees.
In August, remove the pots from the heat, remove the bulbs and store them in a cool, airy place until you start the whole process again, but this time you’ll have extra bulbs.