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The appearance of yellow daffodils traditionally heralds the start of spring. It can be disappointing then when clumps of daffodils that have previously grown and flowered well begin to decline in flowering.
Newly planted daffodils usually grow and flower well, but in subsequent years flowering may be reduced or fail completely, although leaves are healthy and numerous. Daffodils that come up with foliage but no flowers are referred to as ‘blind’.
This condition may be due to the growing conditions or pests and diseases. It can be remedied in several ways depending on the cause.
The foliage of daffodils emerges each year but no flowers are produced.
To help avoid blindness, try the following;
A number of causes can be to blame for daffodil blindness;
Bulb plantingDaffodilsDaffodil registerNarcissus basal rotNarcissus bulb flyNarcissus eelwormNarcissus leaf scorch
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