Flat, white petals overlaid with a golden, to orange red split corona. The large flowers bloom mid season.
Frivolous flamboyance! Butterfly Daffodils have elaborate flowers, they are made so the corona, cup or trumpet is split into natural lobes to form a ruffle. This ruffle makes the flower appear double. They are also known as Split Corona or Split Cup Daffodil, but we like the more romantic term, Butterfly Daffodils. Whatever you choose to call them, they look fabulous fluttering in the spring breeze.
Butterfly Daffodils are easy, they like the simple things in life; plenty of sun and a well drained soil. It is this sunny disposition that is appealing to gardeners worldwide. We choose the best varieties for our Australian conditions so you are guaranteed success.
It is a good idea to prepare your soil by digging through some well rotted manure (or blood and bone) a few weeks prior to planting. This will improve drainage and add nutrients to the soil, giving your Butterfly Daffodils a good start.
Plant Butterfly 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 10-20cm apart, the end range is if you are leaving the bulbs in the ground to naturalise - that way they have room to multiply and you will have longer before you have to lift and divide them.
Once the flowering has finished you can remove the flower stem (this will focus the growth on the bulb rather than seed production). Allow the foliage to remain until it has yellowed. The Daffodil bulb uses the foliage to gather energy and nutrients for next year’s blooms. Keep them 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 leaves).
Supplied as: Bulbs
Cool to Sub-Tropical
Full Sun to Light Shade