“LS” is short for landscape size. These bulbs are smaller than our regular daffodil bulbs; they will usually produce one flower per bulb instead of two or three. The benefit is that the bulbs are less expensive, making them attractive for large plantings. If planted in a sunny, well-drained location, they should catch up with our large bulbs in a year or two.
Fortune is an heirloom that represented a breakthrough in breeding when it was introduced early in the 20th century. Daffodil aficionados paid as much as 500 pounds sterling to have it, a king’s ransom at the time. Today, Fortune is widely available and moderately priced. And though it no longer appears on daffodil show benches, it is still valued for landscape plantings because its yellow and soft orange coloring carries a long distance and it is a reliable and enduring perennial. It’s also an excellent daffodil for the Deep South.
Deer and Rodent Proof
|Quantity||Price per bulb|
|250 to 750||$ 0.38|
|1000 to 4750||$ 0.32|
|5000 or more||$ 0.27|
|Catalog Page (2019)||Web Only|
|Flower Color||Yellow with Soft Orange|
|Sunlight||Full (6+ hours sun per day)|
|Resistant to Deer||✓|
|Resistant to Rodents||✓|
|Good for Naturalizing||✓|
|Good for the South||✓|
|Depth of Planting Hole||4 inches|
|Spacing||3 inches apart|
|Density||7-8 per sq. ft.|
To find the number of bulbs you need, determine the square footage of the planting area and enter it in the box.
Need help figuring square footage? See our Bed Area Calculator.
To get the most from daffodils, follow these 4 basic rules:
- Plant them where they will get at least 6 hours of direct sunlight, even after they have finished flowering and the trees have leafed out. Daffodils need lots of sun after they bloom to produce next year’s flowers.
- Plant them in soil that drains well. Avoid areas where water stands after a rainstorm.
- Fertilize very lightly with a low-nitrogen fertilizer, preferably organic, just as the shoots emerge from the ground in early spring.
- After daffodils flower, wait at least 8 weeks—until the leaves turn yellow — before cutting them. Never tie or braid daffodil foliage. This year’s leaves = next year’s flowers.
If you want to naturalize daffodils (i.e., plant them so that they look as though they had sprung up on their own), we suggest that you set them out in drifts (not in blocks or lines) and that you space the bulbs farther apart than recommended on the bag label (to allow room for the clumps to increase in size). If you want to naturalize daffodils in a grassy area, you must wait to mow until their foliage has turned yellow, which means allowing the grass to grow very tall.
Spring-flowering bulbs must be planted in the fall. They need cool soil to make roots before the onset of winter. Cool fall weather arrives at different times from north to south and from high elevations to low.
Please note that the temperature of the soil lags behind the air temperature. You can generally plant later than the windows provided in this map. As long as the ground is not frozen, you can still plant.
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