How to winter store Peruvian Daffodils

Hi there,

I need to dig up and store my Peruvian Daffodils over winter.

I can't find any online advice that is VERY SPECIFIC about his job.

Here's what I was going to do.

Let me know what's right, what's wrong, what you would do differently...

1. Lift

2. Clean - trim roots, clean bulbs

3. Allow to dry indoors for 24 hours

Then either

Store in the shed as they are;

Replant in dry compost in a pot and store in the shed

Put in a box of wood shavings and store in the shed.

What is right or wrong about any of this?

Thanks

P.s... I'm assuming you don't want to keep them anywhere too warm in case they start growing again???

Last edited: 29 September 2016 12:29:29

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  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 8,238

    All of that looks OK for these bulbs, also known as Spider lillies.  As for storage, I would choose the wood shavings and box method.  One or two may go rotten over the winter so the main thing is to keep them apart during storage so that any rot doesn't spread to other bulbs.

    Keep frost-free but cool, so in a cardboard box in the shed should be fine.

    Last edited: 29 September 2016 13:26:22

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  • BobTheGardener says:

    All of that looks OK for these bulbs, also known as Spider lillies.  As for storage, I would choose the wood shavings and box method.  One or two may go rotten over the winter so the main thing is to keep them apart during storage so that any rot doesn't spread to other bulbs.

    Keep frost-free but cool, so in a cardboard box in the shed should be fine.

    Last edited: 29 September 2016 13:26:22

    See original post

     BobTheGardener thank you thank you thank you... you are amazing for helping me!!!

    I only have three bulbs so hopefully they survive.

    It may sound stupid but should I pop a lid on the box or leave off for air to circulate?

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 13,892

    Make sure the leaves have died down and gone brown before lifting. I just left mine in the pot and let the compost dry out completely. Then they were stored like that frost free.

    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 8,238

    I assumed they were planted in the ground but if they are in pots then I would do as fidgetbones says. image

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
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