How to Manage Pests

Pests in Gardens and Landscapes

Daffodil—Narcissus spp.
Family Amaryllidaceae (Daffodil family)

Plant Identification

Daffodils are perennial plants that grow from bulbs. They bloom in late winter or spring into flowers that have 6 outer petals and a cup-like or trumpet-like structure in the center.  Flowers may be white and yellow, orange, or pink.  Daffodils are grown in containers, borders, ground covers, or around shrubs.

Optimum conditions for growth

Daffodils require full sun while they are in bloom and perform best when they receive some afternoon shade in hot areas after the bloom period.  Daffodils need regular water during the growth and bloom period, but they do not need summer water.  For best results, plant bulbs in the fall.

Blossoms of Daffodil
Blossoms of Daffodil

Pests and disorders of Narcissus spp.



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