Every so often a daffodil comes along that makes you say wow! For us, Neon does just that.
It has a broad, gold perianth paired with a large, frilled cup and white eye. On opening the cup is almost the same colour as the perianth, but as it matures it fades to white. This colour combination is fairly innovative in the world of daffodils as breeders usually aim for a light perianth and dark trumpet.
Great in the garden and a cinch to grow. We have trialled and tested these varieties to ensure they are good and hardy, and we are confident of their quality. They can be relied upon to produce masses of unfailing spring colour for many years to come.
Don’t let the name throw you off, Garden Daffodils can also be grown in containers!
You can take advantage of the large variety of daffodils available to create a symphony of colours and textures in your garden or containers. Don’t forget, by choosing early mid and late flowering varieties you can enjoy daffodils from June to October.
Daffodils are easy and 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 10cm or apart. You can allow more space if you are leaving the bulbs in to naturalise. Planting them closer will give a more dramatic display. We like to plant ours three to a hole to create instant effects.
Once the flowering has finished you can remove the flower stem (this stops the plant focusing on seed production and will increase your bulb).
Allow the foliage to remain until it has yellowed as this is when the bulbs are gathering energy and nutrients 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), and you won’t need much as they are not heavy feeders.
Supplied as: Bulbs
30 - 65cm
Mid to late season
Cool to Sub-Tropical
Full Sun to Semi Shade