La Conner Daffodil Festival

4th Annual La Conner Daffodil Festival – Coming March 2018

You all have heard about the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival right?

While the tulips are our most famous blooms, there’s nothing quite as wonderful as entire fields of bright, cheery daffodils against our Mt. Baker backdrop. It’s just so beautiful in March with the Daffodils blooming and there are so many fun events and exhibits in La Conner during the month of March.

WINNER OF THE 2017 PHOTO CONTEST
*Randall J. Hodges Photogrophy

 

 

La Conner Daffodil Festival Fun Facts!

According to Brent Roozen, owner of RoozenGaarde and the Washington Bulb Company, RoozenGaarde grows more than 450 acres of daffodils, compared to 350 acres of tulips.

The three major varieties planted are Dutch Master, Flower Carpet and Standard Value – Dutch Master is the world’s most popular daffodil.

Fields of daffodils are left intact through the bloom cycle and beyond, unlike tulips which are ‘topped’ toward the end of their bloom cycle.

Daffodil crops are only rotated every 3 years, versus an every-year rotation for tulips – fields that are 3 years old this year will be a solid wash of bright yellow.

 

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La Conner Daffodil Festival 2015 Official Photo – Daffodils At Sunrise by Andy Porter

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Call or stop by the La Conner Visitor’s Center where you’ll find lots of information – including brochures and maps. 413 Morris St. in La Conner; 360/466-4778.  E-Mail: info@laconnerchamber.com

 

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