Spring is here, and daffodils are blooming. As beautiful as Daffodils are, they are also well known as ‘deadly daffs’ in the floral world.
Why? I hear you ask.
It is well known fact among professionals that daffodil sap is poisonous to other flowers,
The sap (mucilage) a thick, gooey substance that seeps from the stems after cutting will cause premature wilting and death, killing the other flower in the vase, especially roses and tulips.
But is there a way around this…
Some florist suggests preparing the daffodils separately before the other flowers. Cutting them and leaving them in water on their own for several hours before transfer them into clean water with other flowers without re-cutting the stems not to cause the sap to leek out again. There is no guarantee that this will protect the other flowers in the vase from the daffs.
Personally, I would advise against mixing daffodil’s with other flowers, they look lovely in a vase on their own.