Plant daffodils for spring sunshine
Posted on 7th October 2022 at 10:34
Daffodils are possibly the easiest flower you will ever grow and will reliably come back year after year. Planted in sun or part shade most garden varieties are hardy and our climate is ideal for them. Grown in borders, containers or naturalised in grass they are a welcome sight in spring and as the leaves contain minute razor-sharp crystals deer and rabbits tend to leave them alone.
Planted now and requiring no winter attention daffodils will provide rays of sunshine in spring.
N. Sweetness has bright yellow flowers and a beautiful scent, it is in the jonquilla group and has upright, narrow foliage and several fragrant flowers per stem. They readily form clumps and are excellent for cutting.
Daffodils are best planted in groups of single species. If you are growing in grass plant them in an area that can be left unmown until the leaves have gone brown. Plant twice the depth of the bulb and allow two and a half times the size of the bulb between planting. If the bulbs are being planted in pots place much closer as they look best crammed together for real impact.
N. Cragford has highly fragrant multiple flowers per stem with pure white petals and an orange cup. They make excellent cut flowers and are a great for naturalising.
Daffodils are resilient plants, the number one reason for not flowering is being planted too shallow. They have everything contained in the bulb for the following years flower.
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