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Old 02-21-2018, 08:13 AM
 
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Single digits last week, 70F today and the next cold snap is in sight. Daffodils are coming up everywhere
They'll most likely be OK. Daffodils are more cold hardy than most people realizes. When only an inch or two high, they can take close to zero in my experience, but the hardiness goes down as they get larger.

I've seen daffs in full bloom survive temps in the upper teens, but there was no wind, and it warmed up slowly. Too much wind and/or too rapid of a warm up will make the stems fall over, but even then, the blooms often survive.
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Old 02-21-2018, 08:15 AM
 
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Ditto on this.
Only one time in my 40 years have I seen bulb flowers lost due to freezes, and that was in March, 1992. Even as a teenager I was a gardening nerd.

We had a week of warm weather in early March (this was in Akron, Ohio), and then a week of brutal cold, it got as cold as ten degrees. Killed the daffodils to the ground. No blooms, but they did eventually send up some new leaves and bloomed the following year. Once in 40 years isn't a bad record.

Other flowering trees and plants (including fruits) are a different story and much more sensitive.
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Old 02-21-2018, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Mid-Feb for bulbs in NC is early?




Yes, depending on what type of bulb...not too early for snowdrops and crocus....early for the type of tulips I have in pots, and hyacinths...daffodils usually bloom first but they are barely showing. Again, it might be that they are in pots...

I'm not "worried", just have not seen this happen in yrs. past...
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Old 02-25-2018, 11:32 AM
 
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OK had three days of pure misery and 65 degree variation in temperature. Daffis are doing fine!!!! We moved in 11/2015 - naked builder trash. SO brought me a tray of the first mini daffodils from Lowes. Tiny things wanting to bloom. Several more the next year and bulbs were chilling in his beer fridge last fall.
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Old 02-25-2018, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Heck we had ice, freezing rain and temps baring hovering at 20 degrees a few days last week and yet, a lot of the people in the neighborhood have crocus and daffodils blooming all around their yard. Ours are not blooming yet but are up.
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Old 02-25-2018, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Heck we had ice, freezing rain and temps baring hovering at 20 degrees a few days last week and yet, a lot of the people in the neighborhood have crocus and daffodils blooming all around their yard. Ours are not blooming yet but are up.
Well, at least most bulbs are fairly hardy....I've never seen hyacinth bulbs showing so much in Feb....
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Old 02-26-2018, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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I've got yellow crocus and daffodils out now - yay! What's weird is that the yellow crocus always bloom before the purple ones. All of my blooming bulbs are on the west side (very sunny, except lately - ugh) and the south side of my house in a bed up against the foundation. I'm just glad to see something bright!
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Old 02-27-2018, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Windsor Ontario
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I just saw the first blooming spring bulbs around here yesterday, a clump of fully blooming Snowdrops, and a patch of partially blooming yellow crocus! Other than that, lots of daffodils breaking through the ground!
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Old 02-27-2018, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Below freezing for a night or two coming up after a week or so of 60s....pine needles to cover those almost ready to bloom....have one single daffodil up...
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Old 02-27-2018, 10:24 AM
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Location: Norwich, UK
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Daffodils are coming up here (primroses and crocuses are already out) and we have possible record breaking cold forecast for the next few days. Chance of highs below 0c with lows of -4/-5c.
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