Tulips and daffodils: can the two become friends?

Tulips and daffodils: can the two become friends?

Tulips and daffodils do not go well in a vase

If there are tulips with daffodils in the vase, the tulips are left behind and their heads are soon drooping. Why? The daffodils secrete a slimy juice. This sap clogs the tulips' ducts. As a result, the tulips can no longer absorb water and wither.

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Tricks to render the daffodils harmless to the tulips

But there are two tricks how tulips can stand together with daffodils in a vase without suffering from the slimy sap of the daffodils:

  • Variant 1: Briefly hold the stem end of the daffodils in hot water
  • Variant 2: Place the daffodils in a separate vase for 24 hours to glue them out

With the second variant, you should wash the stems after the 24 hours. Then the daffodils come to the tulips. But be careful: the daffodils must not be cut again. Otherwise they will start to slime again.

Tulips and daffodils have different location requirements

Tulips and daffodils should not be planted together in one bed. While tulips like it moderately dry, daffodils prefer a moist environment. Tulips would die in a substrate that is too moist. Her onion rots there. On the other hand, daffodil bulbs have no problem with damp locations such as the edge of a pond.

Both early bloomers are poisonous

One of the characteristics that unites both early bloomers is their toxicity. Daffodils, like tulips, are poisonous in all parts of the plant. Both humans and animals should refrain from consuming it. Otherwise serious poisoning or even death can result.

Tips & Tricks

Not only tulips, but also other cut flowers do not like to stand together with daffodils and suffer from their neighborhood. The slimy sap quickly wilts the other cut flowers.