The white petals overlap to form a neat almost rounded perianth. The corona begins yellow through to pink, almost red at the tip. A special, late season daffodil that has the fragrance of a rose.
As with all pink daffodils, you can enjoy the best colour when they are planted in morning sun, with protection from the harsh afternoon rays.
Every season we walk the paddocks, checking on our growing bulbs. As we go we notice some stand our more than others. From literal fields of strong contenders, we carefully selected our top Ten 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; 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. This depth will help protect them from heat and soil erosion, as well as providing strength for the stem.
Space your Daffodils 5-10cm or apart. Planting them closer will give a more dramatic display. We like to plant ours three to a hole as this creates instant effects. When you use this method in garden beds, with smaller clumps more often, you get the joy of repetition. Another benefit is that when the foliage dies back it is more inconspicuous.
Once the flowering has finished you can remove the flower stem, or simply snap the finished flower off. This has two advantages; the first is this stops the plant focusing on seed production, so you can increase your bulbs, second it looks better!
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 appreciate Potash and slow release fertiliser brands which are low in nitrogen (so you get more flowers and less foliage). Don’t be too heavy handed, you won’t need much as they are not heavy feeders.
Daffodil ‘Fragrant Rose’ is Division 2, Large Cupped.
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Top Ten Tips on How to Plant your Spring Bulbs in Pots
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