With a spicy scent and up to five blooms a stem, Jonquil ‘Abba’ is a great addition to the spring garden. The overlapping, rounded petals are interspersed with a split, deep orange corona. Flowers early to mid season.
It is hard to envisage a spring without Daffodils and these are some of the best. We think Wordsworth said it well when he wrote “my heart with pleasure fills, and dances with the daffodils”.
Plant them once and enjoy them for years, 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.
You can take advantage of the large variety available to create a symphony of colours and textures in your garden or containers. Choose early mid and late flowering varieties to extend your show.
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. 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. 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 won’t need much as they are not heavy feeders.
A division 4 daffodil.
Supplied as: Bulb
Early to mid season
Cool to Sub-Tropical
Full Sun to Semi Shade