Daffodils – Know & Grow
Daffodils are one of the most welcoming signs of Spring, and as soon as they begin to sprout, Mill Creek MetroParks celebrates with programs & events like Daffodil Day, Daffodil & Bluebells Walk, and Trolley rides to Daffodil Meadow. For generations, daffodils have been blooming throughout the park thanks to the hard work of our staff and volunteers. View and download the “12 Favorite Daffodils at Fellows Riverside Gardens” flyer below, and when in season, take a self-guided walking tour through the gardens to enjoy them.
Did You Know?
These vigorous, long-lived flower bulbs thrive in sunny, well-drained places, are shunned by hungry deer and voles, and will prosper and multiply with little care on your part.
Mill Creek MetroParks Fellows Riverside Gardens is listed as one of the 10 great places to bask in daffodils golden glow.
– USA Today, April 2009
There are more than 32,000 cultivars of daffodils. They are divided into 13 divisions according to their flower shape and heritage.
Daffodils are also known as “Narcissus” and belong to the Amaryllis family. Other members of the Amaryllis family are Agapanthus, Clivia, and Allium.
Daffodils grow from bulbs and are native to the fields and woods of Southern Europe and North Africa. The correct term for daffodils trumpet or central cone is Corona.
Daffodils have a vase life of 4-6 days. The sap from their cut stems can damage other flowers in the arrangement. Place them in a separate vase of water for an hour before adding them in. DON’T RECUT THEIR STEMS.