California Travel Tips

Daffodils are Sunny on the Hills

Published on: March 08, 2013


Daffodil Hill isn’t a member of any flower group or society, but it doesn’t need to be. It’s the Real Deal, located in a little Gold Rush town called Volcano.

Daffodil lovers can’t help but love bright yellow colors. It’s in their DNA. In California the daffodil season is a brief moment in time, but when it comes it’s pure sunshine. And it’s here, right now!  For such a huge state spanning 1,000 miles, the daffodil gardens aren’t incredibly abundant.  There are only tw0 California display gardens approved American Daffodil Society– Filoli Center in Woodside and Ironstone Vineyards in Murphys.

To see California daffodils:

FORTUNA – Daffodil Show March 23-24, 2013
JULIAN  – Daffodil Show at Blue Heron Garden Shop & Gallery, March 23-24, 2013
MURPHYS  – Mother Lode Daffodil Show at Ironstone Vineyards, March 16-17, 2013
POINT ARENA – Flower Power and Daffodil Explosion March 9-10, 2013
VOLCANO – Daffodil Hill late Feb through March usually
WOODSIDE – Daffodil fields in bloom starting in February at Filoli

Daffodil Trivia:

There are between 40 and 200 different daffodil species and over 25,000 registered named hybrids.
In good growing conditions, daffodil bulbs last longer than most humans.
6 weeks to 6 months (depending on where you live) is the growing season.
A cold treatment—natural or induced—is needed for flower bud initiation.

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