Daffodillion – plant now, in October – enjoy in April

FREE Daffodil bulbs galore – Over 30,000 bulbs will be given away October 16. Newport in Bloom will be distributing free “Dutch Master” daffodil bulbs from 9-noon, at Easton’s Beach Rotunda, until supplies last.

Bulbs come 30 to a bag (a $20 value). Help add to the beauty of our communities and the 1,273,017 daffodils given away and planted to date.

Newport RI’s Daffodillion Campaign had the daffy idea of planting 1,000,000 daffodils throughout the city to celebrate renewal, beauty and live-ability. AND WE DID IT! But we’re not stopping now. Join us each fall as we keep on planting!

Launched in 2006 with the support of The Daffodil Project, an avid local beautification committee, over 250,000 daffodils have been planted throughout Newport during the past 7 years, 98,500 in 2014 alone. You’ve probably seen their beautiful yellow blooms each April along Cliff Walk, at Easton’s Beach, at the Meeting House and on the J.T. Connell highway roundabout.But your help is needed if we’re to reach our ultimate goal of 1,000,000 daffodils in Newport. That’s right – we want to become the daffiest city in America!

You can participate by planting and growing daffodils, too – when April comes around you can celebrate the bright yellow and take pictures to post right along with all the iconic locations in Newport.

Planting Guide

Select a site that offers full sun or part shade. Most daffodils tolerate a range of soils but grow best in moderately fertile, well-drained soil that is moist during the growing season. The daffodil bulbs you received from Daffodillion are known as “Dutch Masters.”

  • Choose a bright, sunny spot.
  • Dig a hole 5” deep.
  • Place 3 bulbs into each hole – pointed ends up.
  • Cover with dirt.
  • Let them hibernate for the fall and winter.
  • Come next April, enjoy!
  • Allow the plants to grow until they die off. They need time after blooming to store energy in the bulbs for next year’s bloom.

For more information go to Daffodillion for all the details:

Posted in