We have a big bulb garden in the front of our house, right next to where we park our car. We drove up today after running a few errands and I said “Hey, look at that? What is that?” to my husband, and he was like “Isn’t that just an iris?” “No,” I said, “That’s definitely where a daffodil was …” So I get out of the car, and sure enough, there’s a two huge seed pods growing out of one of my clumps of daffodils! I didn’t even know such a thing was possible! Anyone have any advice on what to do with them? Thanks.
Hello, I would suggest leaving them alone for now. Once the foliage has died back (don’t cut the foliage, the foliage will give the bulbs nutrients) you can dig them up and take them apart.
Daffodil bulb will look like an onion
Iris bulb will look like a potato
they did do merge it could be possible if you bought the bulb from a company, they rotate bulb crops from daffodils then next year iris. When they planted the one of those bulbs the other bulb was still in the ground so they grew together. Just an idea on how this may of happened.
Thanks for your advice, but my daffodils actually produced aerial seed pods, like a top-setting onion. I’m well aware of the difference between my iris tubers and daffodil bulbs, but I’ve never dealt with daffodil *seeds*. If you have any advice on that, I’d LOVE to hear it. Thank!
Viewing 5 posts - 1 through 5 (of 5 total)
You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
Welcome! I’m Margaret Roach, a leading garden writer for 25 years—at ‘Martha Stewart Living,’ ‘Newsday,’ and in three books. I host a public-radio podcast; I also lecture, plus hold tours at my 2.3-acre Hudson Valley (NY) Zone 5B garden, and always say no to chemicals and yes to great plants.