Squirrels do not eat jonquil bulbs because of poisonous crystals in the bulbs. This will not keep squirrels from digging them up, though.
There are between 40 and 200 different daffodil species and 25,000 registered cultivars!
Jonquil bulbs will last a lifetime or longer. The writer's ancestor (born 1812) bought a farm in what was once the virgin forest of VA. Since then the Belt Way around Washington, D.C. bisected the old fruit farm. Then !-66 bisected the beltway right over the farm! This is called progress. Never the less some of the jonquils that were planted on the old farm still bloom on the bank and can be seen by drivers driving over the old Shreve farm lands there.
The jonquil bulb is poisonous.
We are told that Socrates referred to the jonquil as a "Chaplet (garland or wreath for the head) of the infernal gods" because of the plant's numbing effect stemming from the crystals. Someone must have quoted him for Socrates wrote nothing. This writer is never satisfied until he is assured of the source of a statement. He will continue searching for this reference Plato, pupil of Socrates, is believed to have ascribe to Socrates. Who is the authority for this statement concerning Plato? We shall keep researching. Prior to this time Homer wrote: "The flower holds the delights of heaven and earth, by its odour and its beauty; yet produces stupor, madness and even death."
Our advice is to enjoy their beauty and munch on something else.
Many superstitious Europeans still will not bring daffodils into their house for they believe that they will be bringing sorrow of the grave with them. The writer's father gathered into his house the very first jonquils to bloom in the spring. He also forced forthsythia to bloom early by bringing several branches into the house shortly after they first produced buds.
There is a jonquil named for Billy Graham.