We’ve been suffering from meteorological whiplash. We had snow on April 23 and a low of 22 (-5C) on April 25 . Thirteen days later it got up to 88F and we’ve been sweltering ever since. The Roadside Yellow daffodils that I planted last fall have been delivering their sunshine almost as soon as the snow melted. They are an early blooming variety with strong stems and just about every single one sent up two blooming stalks.
I should mention that my friend Nicole and I didn’t plant them as close together as Colorblends recommends. It was just too difficult in the rocky, clay soil.If they had been planted at the recommended density, they would have filled the space along the roadside. Instead, I found myself with several dozen left over after the roadside was planted, so I just continued planting down the walk. I still think they make quite a splash, don’t you?
My daughter cut so many for the house because we were afraid they would shrivel up in the heat, but they held up surprisingly well. Of course, they would have lasted longer if we’d had cooler temperatures, but other daffodils that started blooming later turned brown sooner. In general, Colorblends bulbs cost more per bulb than many other places, but based on my experience with the Roadside Yellow mix, they are well worth the extra money if you have a large area you want to plant.
Disclosure: I received 500 daffodil bulbs from Colorblends last fall. This review is based on my experience planting and growing the bulbs they sent.