Are your daffodils constantly droopy? Do they look to have the same energy level as a teenager refusing to get out of bed on a Saturday afternoon? Why does this happen? Let’s take a look and find out.
The Usual Suspect
The weather is by far the most usual cause of floppy daffodils. There are a few different weather conditions that can cause your yellow beauties to go all limp, so let’s have a look at them.
If your daffodils are in an exposed position then they can fall victim to strong winds. Daffodils are not the strongest of plants and if hit by strong winds they can break or bend and end up drooping downwards.
If this is the case then your best bet is to prop them up this year and then think about moving them next year. If you don’t want to move them then this is fine but you will just have to provide some form of support.
Really heavy rain can wreak havoc on spring plants including daffodils. If the weather has been particularly wet recently then this could be why your daffodils are drooping.
The only thing you can do to help is provide some form of support and hope that the weather improves soon.
Just as heavy rain can cause your plants to droop so can heavy snowfall. There isn’t much you can do apart from waiting for it to melt and to try and provide some support for your daffodils.
As with all plants that don’t get enough water daffodils will droop in a drought. While this is not common in spring it can happen so if we haven’t had rain for a while and the ground is dry then give them a good soak.
Unlike the other issues, this one is easily fixed and your daffodils will perk straight back up after a good watering.
How To Fix
So your droopy daffodils are being caused by poor weather conditions, how do you fix that? As I said above all you can really do is support them to prop them up.
What can you use to support daffodils? Well, sticks and twigs make good “invisible” supports, but the best option is some form of a cage that wraps around the outside of the leaves of the daffodils.
These tomato cages also work great for daffodils and are relatively cheap and definitely very easy to use. You can pull them out when your daffodils are finished and use them for other plants that need them in summer so they will come in really handy.
Double Bloomed Daffodils
If your daffodils are of the double-bloomed style then there is a greater chance that will bend and fall over.
The reason for this is simple, the flower head is much heavier than normal daffodils. For these top-heavy flowers, it only takes a medium breeze to topple them.
If you are growing large, showy, double-bloomed daffodils then I highly recommend supporting them with the tomato cages above, even if they haven’t started to droop yet.
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