After My Daffodils Are Spent, Can I Cut The Existing Foliage?

Q: After my daffodils are spent, can I cut the existing foliage?

A: You can cut off the stem that has a flower on it but don’t remove the other green leaves. They will spend the time between now and June storing sunshine to power next year’s blooms. As the weather turns hot, they will turn yellow and fade away. The best way to hide these leaves is to plant things beside the daffodil clump whose emerging greenery distracts from the yellowing leaves. Bearded iris, daylilies and Japanese anemone work well for me.

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