Double Daffodil 'Candy Princess'

Double Daffodil 'Candy Princess'

One sweet princess.

 
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The 10cm, ivory, blushed green perianth is topped with a double, salmon pink corona that dazzles with flashes of apricot. Daffodil ‘Candy Princess’ is a mid season bloomer and has a sweet fragrance and is quite outward to upward facing.

It is an especially noteworthy pink because it is sunproof, though; you will get the best colouring with some shelter from the hot afternoon sun – a trait common of the pink daffodils.
Every season we walk the paddocks, checking on our growing bulbs. As we go we notice some varieties stand our more than others, this daffodil was a stand out in this season’s selection.

From literal fields of strong contenders, we carefully select 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 and they like the simple things in life; 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 5-10cm or apart. You can allow more space if you are leaving the bulbs in to naturalise, though planting them closer will give a more dramatic display. We like to plant ours three to a hole to create instant impact. We have found doing this among perennial plantings is particularly useful as the little pockets of early colour last well, then the fading foliage is hidden by the emerging perennials.

Once the flowering has finished it is ideal to remove the flower stem or the seed head as this stops the plant focusing on seed production, it will instead put its energy back into the vitality of the bulb and potential offsets.

It is best to 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.
Daffodil ‘Candy Princess’ is Division 4, Double.
Growing your Daffs in pots? See here for more hints and tips:
Top Ten Tips on How to Plant your Spring Bulbs in Pots


Supplied as: Bulbs
Size: na

Code

DADCP

Botantical name

Narcissus pseudonarcissus

Height

30-60cm

Width

10-15cm

Flowers

Mid season

Climate

Cool to Sub-Tropical

Availability

Australia wide

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Aspect

Full Sun to Light Shade

Supplied as

Bulbs

Size

na

Water needs

1