La Conner Daffodil Festival – March
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. Did you know that more tulip, iris, and daffodil bulbs are produced here than in any other county in the United States?
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 three years, versus an every-year rotation for tulips – fields that are three years old this year will be a solid wash of bright yellow.
9th Annual La Conner Daffodil Festival March 2023
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Buy Daffodils Around Town All Month Long
All month long, you will find the Kiwanis and Boy Scouts selling daffodils around La Conner. Kiwanis International of La Conner is an international service organization with a special emphasis on the support of youth in our community.
Plan Your La Conner Daffodil Festival Trip
Because there is so much to see during the La Conner Daffodil Festival, we recommend that you plan ahead and make reservations at one of La Conner’s lodging establishments. You’ll be centrally located and within a few minutes of all of the daffodil fields and display gardens, plus you’ll be able to enjoy a visit to our waterfront village, shop in our many specialty stores, and dine at one of our amazing restaurants.
There are not many Valleys quite as beautiful as the Skagit Valley – and there certainly are even fewer valleys as gorgeous as ours is when the sun is out, the fields are ablaze with color and snow-covered Mount Baker offers a perfect backdrop. Come visit us – we promise that you’ll absolutely love La Conner in March!