Every so often a daffodil comes along that makes you say wow! 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.
From literal fields of strong contenders, we carefully selected our top Eight daffodil varieties. They are chosen above others based on their garden staying power, longevity of bloom, beauty and substance. They are certainly garden worthy.
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, closer for a more dramatic display.
Once the flowering has finished you can remove the flower stem. Allow the foliage to remain until it has yellowed. This is the time when the Daffodil foliage is 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 don’t need much as they are not heavy feeders.
This is our recommendation for the best display, keeping in mind bulbs look best when planted nice and close together.
14cm/6” = 3 bulbs
20cm/8” = 6 bulbs
25cm/10” = 10 bulbs
See here for more hints and tips:
Top Ten Tips on How to Plant your Spring Bulbs in Pots
Supplied as: Bulb
30 - 60cm
Mid to late season
Cool to Sub-Tropical
Full Sun to Semi Shade