Early Spring Flowering
Daffoldil/ Tulip/ Hyacinth
Grows Best In: Sun to Part Sun
There are many different varieties of daffodils and hyacinth budding or in bloom. Daffodils come in all sizes, from 5-inch blooms on 2-foot stems to half-inch flowers on 2-inch stems. Daffodils prefer full sun and well-drained soil. They will usually tolerate half-day shade, though some may produce fewer blooms. All daffodils have a corona in the center that looks like a trumpet, and a ring of petals all around. The natural daffodil is golden yellow color all over, while the trumpet may often appear in a contrasting color.
The hyacinth has a single stalk with a dense growth of several flowers available in a variety of colours.
Hyacinth bulbs are poisonous because they contain oxalic acid. Protective gloves are advised when handling the bulbs to avoid mild irritation, especially those with sensitive skin.
These flowers should have indirect sunlight and are to be moderately watered. Once the flowers die, trim them back and allow the bulbs to die naturally and regrow next year.
Hyacinth are deer resistant.