can daffodils grow in pots

can daffodils grow in pots

Can Daffodils Grow in Pots?

Yes! You can grow daffodils in pots! As one of the earliest bloomers of spring, narcissus or daffodils can bring a touch of bright yellow to a bare windowsill or garden. Whether planting daffodils indoors or outdoors, in the ground or in a container, they are sure to bring a smile every spring.

Prepping the Pot

Preparing the daffodil pot is very important. Choose a pot that has drainage holes and fill it with a good quality potting soil. Before planting, water the soil to moisten it.

Planting the Bulbs

  • Spread a handful of bonemeal on the bottom of the pot.
  • Gently place the bulbs in the pot, pointy side up, and fill in with additional soil.
  • Keep the base of the bulbs just below the surface the soil.
  • Cover the bulbs with soil and do not compact it.

Watering and Care

Large rains may necessitate additional watering, but generally daffodils need very little supplemental water during the growing season. Potted plants dry out quickly compared to those planted in the ground, so be sure to check the soil moisture regularly.


Fertilizing daffodils in pots is not necessary and can harm the plants, so it’s important to avoid fertilizing over-zealous.

Enjoy the Show!

Be sure to place your potted daffodils in a bright, sunny location both indoors and outdoors. After 8-12 weeks, you’ll be rewarded with blooms! When the flowers fade, cut off the flower stem and allow the foliage to remain until it dies. Enjoy the cheerful display!