The broad, overlapping white petals are covered by a deep yellow to orange, ruffled, split corona. Flowers open early to mid season and last well.
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.
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 ‘Love Call’ is Division 11a, Split Cupped Collar.
Supplied as: Bulbs
Early to Mid season
Cool to Sub-Tropical
Full Sun to Light Shade