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Narcissus x hybrids
Botanical Name: Narcissus x hybrids
Common Name(s): Daffodil, narcissus
There are many different hybrids of these popular, winter-growing bulbs. Flowers are usually yellow, but combinations of yellow, white, cream, orange and pink are also available. Their sweet scent and attractive prominent trumpet flowers make them one of the most recognized bulbs in gardens today. Daffodils make terrific cut flowers for the vase.
Botanical Pronunciation: nar-SISS-us
Flowers are usually yellow, but combinations of yellow, white, cream, orange and pink are also available.
Daffodils bloom for only a short length of time, but you can extend the flowering period by planting a number of different cultivars.
An alternative is to keep the bulbs in the vegetable compartment of an old fridge and plant a new batch of bulbs every two weeks. Discard any bulbs that are not planted by midwinter (21 June); it will be too late for them to grow and flower after this time as all of the bulb’s food reserves will have been consumed.
Daffodil bulbs can be left in the ground for four to five years before lifting them to divide overcrowded plants.
This plant originates in Europe.
Plant Daffodils in full sun.
Cover the top of the bulbs with 50-60 mm of soil and water them in.