The layers of glorious, golden petals are loosely grouped around a ruffled and split golden orange corona. These mid season flowers grow to around 9cm across and hold well.
No spring garden is complete without Daffodils, and Double Daffodils are twice as nice, with their double trumpets, double petals or both. Often vibrant in colour, they have all the trimmings and are a cinch to grow.
Daffodils are easy and they like the simple things in life; plenty of 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 10cm or apart. You can allow more space if you are leaving the bulbs in to naturalise. Planting them closer will give 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 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 ‘Hollands Chase’ is Division 4, Double.
Supplied as: Bulbs
Cool to Sub-Tropical
Full Sun to Light Shade