While the tulips are their most famous blooms, there’s nothing quite as wonderful as entire fields of bright, cheery daffodils against the 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 all Spring long. Did you know that more tulip and daffodil bulbs are produced in Skagit County than in any other county in the U.S?
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.
For more information about the La Conner Daffodil Festival and to read the calendar of events go to lovelaconner.com.
La Conner Daffodil Festival: March 2020
Skagit Valley Tulip Festival: April 2020