Elizabeth over at Garden Rant says the Plant Docs are in.
Hey Docs, some of my daffodils are duds. They put up plenty of flower buds and maybe one or two will open. The rest never open and when you feel them they seem to be hollow inside.
The flower buds look relatively normal, but they just sit there mocking me.
This flower came from another clump way on the other side of the garden with the same problem. The faded flower is from this clump. They are very very similar or the same daffodil variety.
There are 10,000 daffodils in this mountain top zone 5b garden and it is a sight to behold when they are in full bloom. It would be nicer if they all bloomed.
A closer look at some of the flower bud duds shows that there is a flower inside in varying stages of what looks to be death. Even with my best reading glasses I did not see any sign of insect critters.
What is wrong with these daffodils Doc? Should I be worried? Will it spread to the rest of the 10,000 daffodils and wreck the annual Bulbapaloozathon? What should I do?
Thank you for any help you can give.
A Concerned Bulb Assistant