Butterfly Daffodil ‘Chanterelle’ is tall with cream to pale yellow petals with just a hint of green. The broad, split cup is bright lemon yellow and layers nicely over the petals, almost overlapping them. The flowers open mid season and hold their colour well. Each bloom is up to 8.5cm across and have a soft fragrance.
Butterfly Daffodils are a spring essential. Their full, elaborate form has a split corona /trumpet that develops into a handsome ruffle. They are also known as Split Corona or Split Cup Daffodils but we like the more romantic term, Butterfly Daffodils, and there is no denying they look fabulous fluttering in the spring breeze.
Butterfly Daffodils are easy and they like the simple things in life; plenty of sun and a well drained soil.
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, more if you are leaving the bulbs in to naturalise, closer for a more dramatic display. We like to plant ours 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 and will increase your bulb). 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 Division 11a.
Supplied as: Bulb
30 - 60cm
Cool to Sub-Tropical
Full Sun to Light Shade