Milky white blooms with cream centre. The split corona is heavily ruffled and as glorious as a lion’s mane. This classic was bred in the 40’s and has won many awards over its years including the RHS Award of Garden Merit which honours handsome yet practical garden plants.
Daffodil ‘White Lion’ flowers mid to late season.
No spring garden is complete without Daffodils, and Double Daffodils are twice as nice, with their double cups, double petals or both. Often vibrant in colour, they have all the trimmings and are a cinch to grow.
You can take advantage of the large variety of Daffodils available to create a symphony of colours and textures in your garden or containers. Don’t forget, by choosing early mid and late flowering varieties you can extend your show and enjoy daffodils from June to October.
Double 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 do this in the perennial beds, with smaller clumps more often, you get the joy of repetition and when the foliage dies back it is more inconspicuous.
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 ‘White Lion’ is a Division 4, Double.
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