Will daffodils grow through bark?

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Hi,

Will daffodils grow through bark chippings? Looking to cover the bulbs with bark for aesthetic reasons.

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Sure, as long as the bark stays well aerated and doesn't become compressed and stuck together with fungal growth. My daffodils already have shoots about an inch out of the grown, so just be careful that you don't damage the fresh shoot or they could discolor as they grow past the bark. Good luck!
 

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I think they can grow through almost anything!

saw a pic once of them growing through an asphalt bike path.
 
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I have planted tulip bulbs in a flower garden that originally had mulch. One year the mulch was replaced with lava rock. The tulips grew through the lava rock.
 
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All of them. After we moved here we no longer use bark - doesn't stick around long when the wind blows. So everyone uses crush rock (about 1 to 2 inches) and they even grow through that.
 
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All of them. After we moved here we no longer use bark - doesn't stick around long when the wind blows. So everyone uses crush rock (about 1 to 2 inches) and they even grow through that.
watch the crushed rock that hold heat in the summer which can cause issues with some plants.
 
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For "some plants" did not mean the daffodils .
Absolutely, understood. There are some less sturdy plants that wander around under the rock till they find a break they can handle. Makes for some interesting shaped stems!! Our soil is very sandy, in fact it looks like sand but is pretty fertile with the silt in it. So we have to use landscape felt to stop the rocks disappearing into it (and we have plenty of rocks in the soil as it is!). So when we plant, we cut a hole in the felt. But some things try to grow outside the holes and that gets pretty interesting. Over time insects and worms eat hole in it anyway, so it weakens it and the issue is becoming less, but it still keeps the rocks from submerging.
 

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