Pheasant's Eye Daffodil var. recurvus

Pheasant's Eye Daffodil var. recurvus

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A bright white perianth to 4cm across, with a slight recurve. The fragrant flowers have a small, red ripped, cup with a green base. The leaves are pendent which adds a point of difference to this stunning daffodil.

Narcissus poeticus var. recurvus holds the prestigious RHS Award of Garden Merit, so you know it not only looks good, but is easy to garden. It grows to around 40-50cm tall. It has also taken out the America Daffodil Societies esteemed Wister Award.

Pheasant Eye Daffodils are princely blooms. They are really easy care and produce breathtaking flowers that last an age.

Great in the garden, these Daffodils are easy to grow and can be left in the ground to perennialise. Their natural, classic beauty never goes out of style. Pheasant Eye Daffodils like plenty of sun and a well drained soil.

Plant Pheasant Eye Daffodils 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. 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, allow around eight weeks. 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.

Narcissus poeticus var. recurvus is a division 13, wild species.

IN POTS:
This is our recommendation for the best display, keeping in mind bulbs look best when planted nice and close together.

14cm/6” = 3 bulbs
20cm/8” = 6 bulbs
25cm/10” = 10 bulbs

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

DAFRC

Botantical name

Narcissus poeticus

Height

30-55cm

Width

10-15cm

Flowers

Late season

Climate

Cool to Mediterranean

Availability

Australia wide

Frost hardiness

Fully Hardy

Aspect

Full Sun to Semi Shade

Supplied as

Bulbs

Size

na

Water needs

1