A large cupped, deep apricot-pink with staying power and a soft fragrance. Winner of the RHS Award of Garden Merit, you know it is strong and reliable and a good choice for perennialising. New to us, but it has been in cultivation and won many international awards since the 1960’s. The six petals stretch around 9cm across and are a soft white. The cup is frilled and deepest at the edge, it becomes more pink as the flower matures.
Daffodil ‘Romance’ flowers mid season. As with all pink daffs, you will get the best colour with some protection from the hot afternoon sun.
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 ‘Romance’ is Division 2, Large Cupped.
Supplied as: Bulbs
Cool to Sub-Tropical
Full Sun to Light Shade