Part of the new generation of large cup daffodils, ‘Sunlover’ is big, bright and beautiful. The large perianth is lemon yellow with hints of green, but is almost eclipsed by the wide, ruffled deep orange cup. Flowers open early to mid 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.
Daffodils are suitable for garden and container plantings.
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 foliage gathers energy and nutrients at this time for next year’s blooms. Keep the plants relatively moist during this time, and add a little general purpose 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.
Early to Mid season
Cool to Sub-Tropical
Full Sun to Semi Shade