A New Zealand bred daffodil that holds the prestigious RHS Award of Garden Merit. Once established the bulbs will produce numerous stems with up to five flowers on each. The blonde petals are swept back behind a wide, open cup that is slightly softer in colour. Daffodil ‘Hawera’ has a sweet fragrance and flowers mid to late season.
‘Hawera’ is in the Tiandrus group of daffodils which are sometimes referred to as ‘Angel’s Tears’. They produce up to 3 flowers on a stem, have swept back or flared petals and bell shaped coronas. We think they have great refined beauty.
These petite blooms are small in size but big on impact. They are perfect for small gardens, pots, lawn plantings or the front of beds.
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.
Mid to late season
Cool to Sub-Tropical
Full Sun to Light Shade