Large, white, pointed petals with a lovely, frilly cup. The cup is peach pink, with an apricot centre. Daffodil ‘Precocious’ is a very special bloom that opens mid to late season.
Every season we walk the paddocks, checking on our growing bulbs. As we go we notice some stand our more than others, this is our season’s selection. Not just pretty faces, the Tesselaar’s Top Six Daffodils are notable for their great substance and staying power.
Pink Daffodils are highly decorative, with broad, pale petals and eye catching coronas in shades from salmon to red. These showy daffodils are stars in the garden. Daffodil breeders aim to get as close to red as possible in much of their breeding, and along the way they create a spectacular array of pink shades which gardeners adore. You will get the best colour from your flowers with protection from the hot afternoon sun, or in a filtered light position.
Daffodils are easy, they like the simple things in life; plenty of sun and a well drained soil. It is this sunny disposition that is appealing to gardeners worldwide. We choose the best varieties for our Australian conditions so you are guaranteed success.
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.
30 - 60cm
Mid to Late season
Cool to Sub-Tropical
Full Sun to Light Shade