U.S. National Arboretum

Washington, D.C.


First two weeks of April (always check with the Arboretum before planning your visit - blooming times can vary year to year)



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The US National Arboretum daffodil collection is located in the National Boxwood Collection. There are about 450 cultivars, primarily heirloom. The individual cultivars are planted near each other according to their division - all 13 are represented. There is a full collection of Wister Award daffodils. The collection is well-labeled with individual signs which include the cultivar name, year of introduction and their division classification. While they bloom from late March to late April, the first two weeks of April generally provide the best display.

Directions and information regarding the daffodil collection and the Arboretum's many other world-class gardens can be found on the U.S. National Arboretum website listed above.

Last Updated: February 17, 2018