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.
Plant Miniature Daffodil bulbs three times as deep as the bulb is high, with the pointy end up. This depth will help to protect them from heat and soil erosion, as well as providing strength for the stem. Space your Daffodils 10-20cm apart, more if you are leaving the bulbs in to naturalise, closer for a more dramatic display. In the garden, we like to plant ours two or 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, so it will increase the vigour of your bulb).
Then, allow the foliage to remain until it has yellowed, this is the time when the Daffodil foliage is 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 ‘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. By planting some winter/spring flowering annuals such as Pansies, atop your bulb pots you will remember to water and can enjoy a longer lasting display.
14cm/6” = 3-6 bulbs
20cm/8” = 6-9 bulbs
25cm/10” = 10-20 bulbs
See here for more hints and tips:
Top Ten Tips on How to Plant your Spring Bulbs in Pots
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