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Non-flowering daffodils

I have planted many daffodil bulbs over the last three years in my clay-rich soil. I have a wonderful show from some and others just produce leaves. Some of the non flowering bulbs are in dappled light and others full sun. Any suggestions why please.  Thanks

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  • Blue OnionBlue Onion Posts: 2,907

    A few questions:

    1. Do you feed the plants after flowering?

    2. Do you remove the foliage before it dies back naturally?

    3. Are they over crowded?   

    Utah, USA.
  • Thanks Blue Onion

    1. No I don't feed the plants after flowering (what feed would they need?also I don't lift them, they've naturalised)

    2. I always leave leaves to die down naturally, although I do tie down to tidy.

    3. No clumps are max of 3 or 3 bulbs

    Thanks for your reply

  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 3,900

    Low nitrogen feed.

    Even tying the leaves is enough to stop them flowering. You are preventing the leaves from feeding the bulbs for the following season.

  • Thanks Berghillimage

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