Is it possible to grow daffodils from seeds?
I know that daffodils (narcissus) are grown from bulbs, but is it possible to grow them from seeds? I had cut flowers and after some time I’ve noticed seed boxes. Will it be possible to collect seeds from them and then grow Daffodils from these seeds?
If so, how should I do it best? Should I dry them first? How long will it take to grow flowers from seeds? Thank you in advance!
Please, see the photos of my narcissus below:
Yes, you can start new daffodils (narcissus) plants from seeds which you can collect from the seedpods you see at the daffodil stem tips, but it will take a long time; it takes most daffodils 5-7 years from seed to bloom .
Once the pod ripens and turns brown, (usually it is advised to keep the seed pods to dry on the daffodil plants for about 2 months), break the dry seeds from the pod. When ready for harvest, the seeds rattle in the pods when shaken. Sow them immediately. Prepare a large tray or pot filled with fresh potting soil. Plant the seeds about 2 inches apart, and cover them with ½ inch of soil. Mist the seeds with lukewarm water from a spray bottle. Keep the soil moist while the seeds germinate.
Keep the pot of sprouted seedlings in an area with at least 6 hours of direct sunlight.
Though they’ll germinate the following spring, you’ll have to wait awhile to see them bloom; it takes most daffodils 5-7 years from seed to bloom. In general it takes about 3 to 5 years for small varieties of daffodil bulbs to mature and 5 to 7 years for standard daffodil bulbs.
Dig up the small daffodil plants with a spoon beginning the 2nd year and replant the bulbs in a bigger plant pots.