Can daffodils grow through mulch?


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I'm planning to make a daffodil bed and I want to keep the weeds out of my daffodils so I want to mulch the whole bed with cedar mulch but I hear some people say the foliage won't penetrate through the mulch. Is that true? I'm hearing all different sorts of things and I'm confused.
 
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Well they grow through it here, no trouble. Tulips would be more trouble in that they like to be baked in Summer to ripen the bulbs, so a mulch would keep the sun off the soil.
 
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For a few years I had one gardening project where I had to plant both daffodil and tulip bulbs. I removed some of the mulch. I made the hole and removed the dirt. I planted the bulb. I replaced the dirt. I replaced the mulch. The daffodils and tulips grew okay.
 

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I have seen pictures of daff's coming up through an asphalt bike path.
 
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So.,think about it.

It cannot see the sun.

What does it cue on? Its not coming up off season.

What factors? Temp?
 
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an internal clock system that mother nature sets with all her plants. that's what is done @DirtMechanic
Yes and no. Temperature has a part to play. Not all saying they will not try to come up after a comet strike causes a nuclear winter where the biometric clock you mention forces them to try to grow in a last ditch effort at survival. But if you bury them too deep they die. The range of life just under the soil has exactly that, a range. In my clay it will no doubt be different, and more shallow, than a loam soil for example.
 
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