Four outstanding daffodils
DOUBLE DAFFODILS - Cultivated to produce one or more fabulous double flowers per stem, these are the show-offs of the daffodil world! (Bulb sizes quoted in centimetres refer to the circumference of bulbs. All bulbs are sourced from cultivated stocks.) Collection contains 20 bulbs (5 of each variety):
- My Story - A fragrant double daffodil with strong stems. Flowers March-May. Height 45cm. Bulb size 12-14cm.
- Front Page - Captivating white blooms, often more than one per stem. Scented. Flowers March-May. Height 40cm. Bulb size 14/16cm.
- Wave - Pristine white petals surround a bright yellow cup that almost resembles sea foam. Flowers March-May. Height 35cm. Bulb size 12/14m.
- Manly - Yellow buds open to reveal huge flowers that fade to creamy-white, and are interlaced with soft orange inner petals. Scented. Flowers March-April. Height 35-45cm. Bulb size 12/14cm.
Ideal for beds and borders, patio pots and containers. Suitable for cut flowers. Prefers full sun or partial shade.
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Aftercare - Easy:False
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Planting bulbs in groups will produce a colourful spring display. For best results plant your delivery of bulbs as soon as possible, although tulips can benefit from planting in November as this will help to avoid frost damage to early shoot tips in spring.
When planting choose an area that is freely drained as bulbs will rot in waterlogged areas. As a general rule for outdoor planting, you should bury the bulb to a depth three times the height of the bulb. Small bulbs can be planted 10-15 cm (4-6") apart and larger bulbs such as daffodils and tulips plant 15-20cm (6-8") apart. If planting in containers, bulbs can be planted closer together but ensure they are not touching each other.
Containers that will bloom for months! By planting layers of different bulb varieties your containers could be blooming from February to May! Cover the pot's hole with at least 5cm of small stones or crocks to improve drainage, and use a 50/50 mix of good quality compost and garden soil. Allow just 1cm gap between bulbs and don't allow them to touch the sides of the pot. Provide protection over winter, and move outside when the first green shoots appear in spring.