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post bloom - daffodils #745411

Asked April 20, 2021, 7:37 PM EDT

Is one way better? Post bloom fold the leaves back and put a rubber band around them OR cut the leaves off 4 inches high or so?

Umatilla County Oregon

Expert Response

Thank you for your question.  Neither.  Leave leaves alone so they can photosynthesize as much as possible to return carbs to the bulb to provide next year's 'food'.  Remove leaves only after they turn yellow.  Removing or crimping leaves may "look better" but that will ensure small bulbs and leaves, and smaller (if any) blooms.  Good luck!

Kristena LaMar Replied April 20, 2021, 8:10 PM EDT

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