Miniature Daffodil 'Thalia'
Pretty and petite.
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Originating in 1916, this was lost to time before recently being reintroduced to the world. The white, windswept petals are topped with an open, wavy corona that begins white and ages to cream. This perfumed sensation flowers mid to late season.
‘Thalia’ is in the Triandrus group of daffodils which are sometimes referred to as ‘Angel’s Tears’. They produce multiple flowers on a stem, have swept back or flared petals and bell shaped coronas.
Miniature Daffodils are tough, hardy and simple to grow. Their petite blooms are small in size but big on impact.
These superb daffodils always attract attention and each bulb produces more than one flower. So why not plant as many as space permits! They are perfect for small gardens, pots, lawn plantings or the front of beds.
Plant Miniature Daffodil bulbs three times as deep as the bulb is high, with the pointy end up. This depth will help to 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. In the garden, we like to plant ours two or 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, so it will increase the vigour of your bulb).
Then, 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.
Daffodil ‘Thalia’ is Division 5, Triandrus.
Supplied as: Bulbs
Mid to late season
Cool to Sub-Tropical
Full Sun to Light Shade