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To help gardeners understand which plants will grow well for them, the entire USA has been segmented into ‘Plant Hardiness Zones’. Knowing your zone number is helpful when shopping for plants because:

  • Cold-area gardeners can avoid buying plants that simply won’t survive their lowest winter temperatures.
  • Warm-area gardeners can steer clear of plants that need a period of cold weather in order to bloom again.
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Daffodil Bulbs Sweet Love

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Elegant, pure-white petals are offset by a gorgeous, golden-yellow cup. Sweet Love is a must-have for any Daffodil lover and makes for cheerful spring bouquets.

Zones 2 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Squirrel Resistant
Squirrel Resistant
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow
Cut Flowers
Cut Flowers
Containers
Containers
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size 12-18" tall
Bulb Spacing6 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom Time Mid spring
Size Bag of 8 - Bulb Size: 12-14 cm
SKU AFB5N08

Plant Information

The Gardener's Golden Investment: nothing adds more to your spring garden than Daffodils. Perennial, Deer Resistant, Easy to Grow, and magnificently beautiful — what more can you ask for? Daffodil flower bulbs all bloom beautifully the first spring, and then give you more flowers each year. And whether you plant them in formal flowering bulb beds or naturalize them in woodland or wildflower gardens, once they're planted, you do nothing. And they lead the floral parade every spring. Call them daffodils, narcissus or jonquils, but plant them! And enjoy!

SKU AFB5N08
Common Name Daffodils
Botanical Name Narcissus jonquilla
Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Ships As Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Orange, White
Mature Height 12-18" tall
Bulb Size 12-14 cm
Bulb Spacing 6 bulbs per sq. ft.
Planting Depth Plant 6" deep
Bloom Time Mid spring
Plant Type / Life Cycle Perennial
Planting Time Fall
Soil Type Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil, Acidic Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Squirrel Resistant, Easy to Grow, Cut Flowers, Containers, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Planting & Care

Daffodil Bulbs Comparison

What is a "Quality Bulb," and Why Does Bulb Quality Matter?

Flower bulbs come in a wide variety of sizes. It is important to get the largest, best quality bulbs you can find. Larger bulbs help to ensure success, producing larger and stronger plants with more flowers.

Several flower bulbs are part of the onion family, and because of this I like to use Onions as a representation of how important bulb size is. Which of the onions on your shelf go bad first? The smallest ones! Larger onions are more resilient, taking longer to dry out/rot and can withstand swings in temperature better. Flower bulbs are the same. Larger bulbs will withstand disease, draught, large amounts of moisture, and colder temperatures significantly better than the smaller ones.

Tulip Bulb Comparison

Here at American Meadows we are committed to providing you with the highest quality bulbs. This means we do everything we can to source the largest bulbs possible. Below is a comparison of bulbs purchased from three different retail stores:

Each of the glass tubes contains 20 Dutch Master Daffodils. Starting from the left, the first tube is what is sold here at American Meadows, the middle tube was purchased at a local “Home Supply” box store, and the third is another online retailer. The difference is easily noticeable.

The next picture is the same comparison, but with Tulip Bulbs:

Again, our bulbs are quite a bit larger than other retailers.

Other things to be aware of when it comes to bulb quality is making sure they are firm and without signs of external damage or cracking. Do your best to avoid bulbs that are already growing and have shoots or freshly grown roots. This is difficult when purchasing online, but if you are ordering through a reputable company, they should be checking for these things regularly.

Next time you are looking to buy bulbs, think about how much time you put into planning and planting your garden and then anxiously waiting for your flowers to grow and bloom. Don’t be disappointed after all that effort by planting sub-par bulbs. Buy the largest, firmest, disease free bulbs you can afford, and you will have the best possible results.

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Shipping

Shipping begins in September based on ground temperatures, coldest zones first.

As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Fall bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial orders may arrive separately from bulbs and seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

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Strong Growth in 2nd Year!

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  • Easy to grow

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  • Small In Size

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Comments about American Meadows Daffodil Bulbs Sweet Love:

The first year 2016, all bulbs came up for flowering so I was happy. A nice surprise was the 2nd year 2017, they are coming up with almost double-triple stalks (in a Full Sun area). So naturally the numbers of flowers doubled and tripled :). As you may know Sweet Love is relatively smallish flowering daffodil kind, so having many bulbs multiplying in the 2nd year for more flowering is lovely.

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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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