Well the results are in for daffodils in snow and this applies to about 5 inches of very heavy wet snow and night temperatures in the 20’s. As you can see by my picture the daffodils in snow didn’t do too well. I am talking about the flowers. The greenery survived fine. The leaves will be able to do their job with the sun and photosynthesis to make food for the bulbs. We will be OK next year as long as we don’t have this freaky weather again.
Daffodils in Snow?? What to Do?
If you have a heads up about snow coming, you can make an informed decision about what to do with your flowers. I kept picking my flowers and enjoying them in the house. We had a least 7 canning jars filled with daffodils around my house. They were very beautiful and uplifting to look at! But there were still many more in the garden. I am glad I left them in the garden. Even though the flowers were damaged they are still popping up and waving in the wind. They are still adding a burst of color to my garden even though they are not perfect.
I’m really glad that I brought so many into the house though! It is a personal decision. The status of your daffodils after enduring cold snowy winter weather might be different than mine. They could be a different variety that would hold up better or worse than mine. So it is best to experiment. Bring some in to enjoy and then note temperatures at night and see how they survive. You can also do the ultimate experiment and leave some out in a snow storm to see how they hold up. Then you will know what your daffodils can endure and still be a delight to you. They definitely don’t last as long in the house.
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