A strong performer, Daffodil ‘Avalanche’ has up to 20 perfectly perfumed flowers on strong stems. Winner of the prestigious RHS Award of Garden Merit, you know it is going to be good and will naturalise well. Tolerant of warmer weather and poor soils it is certainly garden worthy. The antique white perianth is topped with an open chartreuse to yellow cup.
A gorgeous heirloom variety that is only now making an appearance in Australian gardens, in the 18th Century this daffodil used to be known as ‘Seventeen Sisters’ as the blooms were so prolific on the stems. It is thought to have been discovered growing wild on a cliff face in Scilly, an archipelago in England.
Daffodils are easy, they like the simple things in life; plenty of sun and a well drained soil.
Plant Daffodil 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 as well as providing strength for the stem. Space your Daffodils 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 foliage to remain until it has yellowed. The Daffodil bulbs use the foliage to gather energy and nutrients at this time for next year’s blooms. Keep the plants relatively moist during this time, and add a little high potash fertiliser. Daffodils like Potash and slow release fertiliser brands which are low in nitrogen (this means more flowers and less foliage). They are not heavy feeders.
Cool to Sub-Tropical
Full Sun to Light Shade