The bold orange cups stand proud of the staunch golden petals. It holds the prestigious RHS Award of Garden Merit for reliability and vigour.
Miniature Daffodil ‘Jetfire’ has early flowering blooms that grow to 7.5cm wide. You could try mass planting them for a superb garden feature, and one that will that will return year after year.
Miniature Daffodils are tough, hardy and simple to grow. Their petite blooms are small in size but big on impact. These superb daffodils always attract attention and each bulb produces more than one flower. So why not plant as many as space permits! They are perfect for small gardens, pots, lawn plantings or the front of beds.
Miniature 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 ‘Jetfire’ is Division 6, Cyclamineus.
This is our recommendation for the best display, keeping in mind bulbs look best when planted nice and close together. Their foliage is quite narrow.
14cm/6” = 10 bulbs
20cm/8” = 20 bulbs
25cm/10” = 30 bulbs
See here for more hints and tips:
Top Ten Tips on How to Plant your Spring Bulbs in Pots
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