Can you plant daffodils in spring?

Daffodil bulbs should be planted in the fall months before the ground freezes. Why autumn when it's a spring flower?

  • The bulb must be exposed to cold temperatures for the formation of the flower bud.
  • The bulb roots should be established prior to freezing temperatures.
  • To break dormancy & bloom, must spring bulbs need 12-14 weeks of temps below 45F.
However, they can be planted in February for a slightly later bloom than you would normally get from that particular variety.
  • Plant time zone 1-4: late August and September
  • Plant time zone 4-7: September through December