Asked April 6, 2015, 6:19 PM EDT

I have daffodils that need to be dug up and divided because they come up but don't bloom anymore. Is now an ok time to do that? If I do it now do you think they might still bloom this year?

Montgomery County Maryland

1 Response

If bulbs have become crowded or need to be moved to another site, move only after the foliage has faded. The nutrients from the foliage need to go back down into the root system to produce food for next years growth. Bulbs dug and moved before foliage fades will not bloom and will not be productive.
Divide bulbs carefully by digging up the entire clump. Separate the bulbs and replant them in other locations.

You can also move the bulbs in the fall but you should use some sort of location marker in the spring so that you can locate the bulbs in the fall.