jonquilla daffodil bulbs
- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: late April
- Flower colour: creamy yellow fading to white
- Other features: excellent as cut-flowers; contact with the sap may cause skin irritation
- Hardiness: fully hardy
- Bulb size: 10/12
A delightful, multiheaded daffodil which produces very fragrant flowers. Unlike most other daffs, the flower colour will change as they age, so although the outer petals (perianth) are a pure creamy-white, the long central trumpet opens yellow and will gradually fade to match. It is a vigorous variety, and each single bulb should soon multiply so its a good one for naturalising.
- Garden care: Plant 10-15cm (4-6in) deep from late summer to early autumn. After flowering feed with a balanced fertiliser, dead-head and allow the leaves to die back naturally.
- Harmful if eaten/skin irritant
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