Daffodil Leaves Are Curled

Daffodil curling

Q: My daffodil leaves are curling round and round, they are not growing straight. Can you tell me what’s wrong? 

A: Curling leaves on daffodils can happen when they are sprayed with 2,4-D, a common broadleaf weed killer. The chemical is a hormone that affects plant growth. It makes cells reproduce abnormally and causes cupping and rolling of leaves. I think that is what caused the odd daffodil leaves. Daffodils are pretty tough. It’s possible yours will survive.

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