The Works Daffodil Mix
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The Works Daffodil Mix

The Works Daffodil Mix

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SKU: F984310
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Quick Facts
Common Name: Daffodil Bulb Collection
Hardiness Zone: 3-7S/9W Exposure: Sun to Part Shade
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Blooms In: Apr-May
Mature Height: 12-20" Spacing: 5-6"
Read our Growing Guide Ships as: BULB
Fragrance: Yes Deer Resistance: Yes
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We call our premium Daffodil mix The Works because that's what it is. It's a mixture of 30 top-quality varieties blended to provide the widest possible range of color, form, and bloom time. Among the assortment are colorful Trumpets, hardy Large-cups, ruffled Split-cups, as well as dainty and fragrant Tazettas and Cyclamineus varieties. Planted at the edge of a woodland or along a path, The Works is ideal for naturalizing. In smaller yards, the bulbs can be sprinkled throughout garden beds and planted alongside the mailbox and front door. They settle in quickly, bloom beautifully their first year, and then increase their numbers in the kind of sunny, well-drained site they like. This mix provides a permanent display that is immune to pests and the weather, and will never be touched by deer. Best of all, these large bulbs are easy to grow and require little maintenance. The Works is our best-selling Daffodil collection, with dozens of glowing reviews from customers who keep coming back for more.

While the mixture changes from year to year to take advantage of the market, it always represents the best that this glorious genus has to offer. Our large bulbs produce more flowers with fewer misses their first year, then go busily about self-propagating in a site they like, actually adding to the show in future years. All they require is reasonable drainage and at least 6 hours of sun a day in spring to settle in as cheerful and permanent neighbors. Of course, Daffodils are also immune to pests and predators, including voles and deer. They ALWAYS bloom. 100 bulbs cover 20 sq ft.

Do you garden in the south? We have a special version of The Works Southern Style for you here.

Shipping

Shipping

HOW PLANTS ARE SHIPPED

The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.

WHEN WE SHIP

We ship our bulbs and plants at the right time for planting in your area, except as noted, with orders dispatched on a first-come, first-served basis by climate zone. We also ship a wide range of containers and planters, tools, supplies, fertilizers, garden wear, garden decor items, as well as indoor decorations like wreaths and dried bouquets when available. Estimated dates for shipping are indicated in the green Shipping Details box for each item. Please supply a street address for delivery. Kindly contact us with two weeks notice, if you'll be away at the expected time of delivery.

OUR GUARANTEE

We guarantee to ship plants that are in prime condition for growing. If your order is damaged or fails to meet your expectations, we will cheerfully replace or refund it. Please contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-503-9624 or email us at [email protected]. Please include your order number or customer number when contacting us.

Reviews

Reviews

Average Customer Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars (21 Reviews) Write a Review

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Disappointment

I bought 300 bulbs (3 bags of the Works mixture) in 2022 and enjoyed a wonderful variety last Spring (2023), and they're looking good again this year.
However, I bought 200 bulbs (2 more bags) in 2023, and I'm very disappointed. I can't find any variety beyond the standard yellow on yellow daffodil (I think some may be larger than others). No oranges, no pinks, no whites...No variety. I am very disappointed.
Response from White Flower FarmCustomer Support, one month ago (05/14/24 03:00PM)

Thank you for taking the time to review The Works. I see our concern was resolved by the White Flower Farm Horticulturalist and a refund was issued.

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Very disappointed

I bought and planted 400 bulbs of The Works in fall 2023 because I wanted variety. Now in spring of 2024 I have 375 basic yellow daffodils and 25 pale yellow daffodils. To be fair the yellow daffodils are hardy and pretty, but the description is completely misleading.
Response from White Flower FarmCustomer Support, one month ago (05/15/24 04:21PM)

Our sincere apologies for the disappointing performance of The Works daffodils ordered in 2023. White Flower Farm guarantees satisfaction and your review indicates that we did not provide that with this order. I see you were refunded by the WFF Horticulturalist and hope you will try The Works again in the future.

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Quality has gone downhill, sadly

I've ordered The Works many times over the years, both for myself and for gifts. I've always been delighted before my most recent purchase. The bulbs were still of a good size and healthy (hence two stars, not one), but they've nearly all come up the same plain yellow trumpet, not at all the wonderful variety of previous years. I'm very disappointed. Not recommended. I will probably try out competitors' mixes.
Response from White Flower FarmCustomer Support, one month ago (05/15/24 04:32PM)

Our sincere apologies for the disappointing performance of The Works daffodils ordered in 2023. White Flower Farm guarantees customer satisfaction and I see you were able to connect with the WFF Horticulturalist to discuss your concerns. Your replacement order will ship in time for Fall planting.

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Disappointed at best

I bought the works for my last house 7 years ago and the display was amazing. The bulbs arrived in great shape and the variety was really impressive for a collection. Varieties of yellows, whites, peaches, light yellows, depth of bloom, you name it this variety had it. We moved to a new home a little less than two years ago and our second fall I bought the works again to replicate at our new home. The blooms are coming up this spring and there is no variety at all. Every single bloom is a single standard yellow bloom literally no variety. Maybe one or two with an orange center. Not one white, or light yellow, or pink...nothing. This was a waste of money and I would not recommend at all. The product does not under any circumstances live up to the description or what it previously was. Super disappointed I spent the money. I could have gone to my local farm store and bought variety bags for less money and equal or better quality. Don't waste your money. I am honestly not sure I would buy from White Flower Farm again its clear their quality is not what it once was

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Bummed

In 2021 I planted 100 bulbs, they came shipped in a black sturdy plastic container. The display in 2022 was beautiful with many different varieties noted. In 2022, I bought another 100. They came shipped in a box, (no nice black sturdy container) and now in 2023 they have mostly come up yellow. A little Bummed. Not only did the packaging quality decrease, sadly the display of varieties also did. They are still beautiful and the bulbs are all high quality.

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Growing guide

Growing guide
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Latin Name Pronunciation: nar-sis'-us

Bulb size: 12-16 cm; miniature varieties 8-12 cm

Harbingers of a new season, these spring-flowering bulbs light up the landscape. Glorious gold, lemon-yellow, and snowy white blooms are often accented with contrasting trumpets or centers and vary in height from two inches to two feet with flowers in elegant proportion. Easily grown, the majority of these bulbs are very tolerant of cold winters. Paperwhite Narcissus are hardy only to Zone 8, but are forced indoors in pots in cold climates during the winter months for their fragrant blooms. Many of the hardy varieties can also be successfully forced indoors. Many Daffodils can be grown throughout the South, except in regions that are frost-free, since cold temperatures are necessary for the formation of the flower buds.

Color: Narcissus color can vary based on the age of the flowers as well as environmental conditions, such as temperature and light intensity.

Light/Watering: While Daffodils prefer full sun they will usually tolerate half-day shade, especially Cyclamineus hybrids such as 'Jack Snipe' and the Poeticus variety 'Actaea'. Those cultivars with orange, red, or pink cups generally retain deeper color when planted in a location that receives protection from the hot afternoon sun. Watering during the fall is essential for good root growth before the ground freezes in cold regions. Try not to water excessively in the summer months when bulbs are dormant.

Fertilizer/Soil and pH: Daffodil bulbs will not survive in soils that are wet, especially during the winter. Avoid low-lying areas where water gathers or where the snow is late to melt in spring. Plant each bulb at a depth 3 times the height of the bulb. Daffodil bulbs appreciate deep planting in light soil. If your soil is heavy, try planting less deeply than we recommend, making up the difference with a layer of mulch on top. Plant larger or bedding-size bulbs 5–6″ apart (4–5 bulbs per sq ft), smaller or landscape-size bulbs 3–4″ apart (5 bulbs per sq. ft.), and the miniatures 3–4″ apart (5 bulbs per sq ft). When planting, keep in mind that the blooms tend to face the prevailing direction of the sun; in a border viewed from the north, they will look away from you. Do not separate bulbs that are attached at the base; the smaller bulb (known as an off-set or a "daughter" bulb) should not be detached from the parent bulb before planting. The best time to fertilize is in the autumn, when the bulbs are sending out new roots. To make clumps of Daffodils easy to find, plant a few Grape Hyacinths (Muscari) amongst them; the Grape Hyacinths send up a bit of leaf growth in the fall. The next best time to fertilize is in early spring, just as the Daffodil foliage begins to push through the soil. We recommend using a granular slow-release fertilizer formulated especially for bulbs.

Naturalizing with Daffodils: In naturalizing with Daffodils, begin with the idea that they look best in groups of individual varieties. Mother Nature does it this way, and she is a reliable guide. Plant your bulbs in sweeps or drifts, or scatter them in clumps or clusters. Scatter Daffodil fertilizer over the top of the soil after planting, with repeat applications every fall. Once bloom is complete, allow the leaves to remain in place until they yellow (8-10 weeks). Do not cut back or mow the foliage. This ensures the following year’s display, and they'll reward you with larger clumps each year.

Pests/Diseases: Few if any pests bother Daffodils. The bulbs and foliage are poisonous to most insects and animals, including deer and voles. If you see vertical streaks in the Daffodil leaves, dig up the bulb and put it in the trash as it may be infected with a virus. Watch any surrounding Daffodils for symptoms as the virus is spread by contact.

Companions: Narcissus reach dormancy 6 to 12 weeks after flowering depending on weather and variety. The period between the end of flowering and the withering of the foliage is crucial to the future vigor of the plant. If you cut, fold, or braid the leaves before they have yellowed and collapsed, you may prevent the bulb from storing the energy required to bloom the following year. You can hide curing foliage by interplanting bulbs with leafy perennials such as Hostas, Daylilies, and Ferns or with annuals or ground covers like Brunnera or Vinca. If you plant the bulbs in a lawn, do not mow the grass until the bulb foliage begins to yellow. Daffodils do well under deciduous trees, but avoid planting under evergreens and in areas where large roots are close to the surface.

Dividing/Transplanting: The best time to move or divide bulbs is when their foliage has withered, signaling the end of active growth. Lift them with a digging fork or a spade, taking care to avoid injuring the bulbs, and replant them immediately at the same depth and about three times their diameter apart. Water well.

End of Season Care: Remove dried up foliage after it has died down completely. A mulch of evergreen boughs after the ground freezes may help plants stay dormant if warm periods occur during the winter months.

Calendar of Care

Early Spring: Fertilize now if you missed the fall opportunity.

Late Spring: Water if the season has been dry, and deadhead as needed. Watch for vertical lines in the foliage and remove and destroy any bulbs showing signs of viral infection.

Summer: Try not to overwater in areas where Daffodils are planted. Allow foliage to cure naturally without intervention.

Fall: Use a granular slow-release fertilizer to feed Daffodil bulbs now. Gently lift and divide clumps of bulbs now. Plant new bulbs and include a few Grape Hyacinths to mark the planting spot. Remove dead foliage, and mulch with evergreen boughs after the ground has frozen. Water bulb plantings thoroughly through the fall if rain is scarce.

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How to Plant Daffodils - Naturalizing "The Works" Daffodil Mix
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