A double white Daffodil with a split, yolk coloured corona. Daffodil `Mist of Avalon` flowers mid season and not only looks good, but has excellent sun resistance.
No spring garden is complete without Daffodils and Double Daffodils are twice as nice with their double cups, double petals or both. Often vibrant in colour, these daffodils have all the trimmings.
You can take advantage of the large variety available to create a symphony of colours and textures in your garden. Double Daffodils are suitable for garden and container plantings.
Double 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 Double Daffodils a good start.
Plant Double Daffodil bulbs three times as deep as the bulb is high with the pointy end up around 20cm. 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). Over feeding can often do more harm than good.
Mid to late season
Cool to Sub-Tropical
Full Sun to Light Shade