A fabulous, very late flowering daffodil with two to four blooms per stem. A great Daffodil for naturalising, these bulbs are amazingly reliable and long lasting.
Each flower has white, slightly reflexed petals with a small, deep yellow cup edged with orange. The flowers last longer than your average daffodil because they are sterile so won’t produce seed.
This variety has been around for over 200 years! It was a naturally occurring cross discovered in the wild of Narcissus poeticus (Pheasant Eye Daffodil) and N. tazetta (Jonquil type). It is also known as ‘Cemetery Ladies’ (because they naturalise well they pop up in cemeteries for many years) and ‘Loving Couples’ (because of the twinned blooms).
Great in the garden, these Daffodils are easy to grow and can be left in the ground year after year. Their natural beauty never goes out of style. Pheasant Eye Daffodils like plenty of sun and a well drained soil.
Plant Daffodils bulbs three times as deep as the bulb is high with the pointy end up. The depth will protect them from heat and soil erosion. Space 10-20cm apart, more if you are leaving the bulbs in to naturalise.
Once the flowering has finished you can remove the flower stem. Allow the leaves to remain until it has yellowed. After the flowers the foliage gathers energy and nutrients for next year’s blooms. Keep relatively moist during this time and add a little general purpose fertiliser. Daffodils like Potash and slow release brands which are low in nitrogen (more flowers – less foliage).
Narcissus x medioluteus
Very late season
Cool to Sub-Tropical
Full Sun to Semi Shade