Bright golden yellow daffodils (Narcissus) are the quintessential flower for the spring garden. But did you know that daffodils come in thousands of different flavours? More correctly, these flavours are called 'cultivars' or cultivated varieties and vary in size, shape, colour, height, growth habit, bloom time and other characteristics.
This year, we're featuring four different locally grown daffodil varieties:
Daffodil Saint Keverne
A beautiful early daffodil similar to the classic King Alfred types. Features
rich yellow flowers with a broad cup. The trumpet is held either horizontally or is slightly uptilted, and the perianth petals are angled forward. Grows to 18 inches high and flowers in early spring.
Daffodil Ice King
A double form of daffodil, Ice King has white perianth, a lemon yellow collar and a burst of lemony petals in the center. Yellow flowers turn creamy white as they mature. Ice King is showy and enduring in the landscape. Grows to 16 inches in height.
This daffodil is ivory white with a salmon-pink cup and has been a favourite for over 50 years. Grows to 16 inches. Blooms in early to mid spring. Deer and rodent resistant.
Daffodil Yellow Salome
Yellow Salome is mid-height daffodil growing between 12-24 inches in height. It is yellow with a slightly orange cup. Blooms in mid to late spring. Deer and rodent resistant.
All of these varieties are available bulk, for $0.39 cents per bulb. A special volume price of 20 bulbs for $5.99 is also available.
Planting & Care
Daffodils are easy to grow and undemanding. Plant, fertilize and watch them grow. Make sure they are planted at least 5-8 inches deep and 2-6 inches apart. For best flowering, add bonemeal as needed or top dress with a bulb food like our GardenPro brand.
Daffodils prefer rich, organic, well drained soils. Water regularly in spring when blooming, until the flowers are finished and the foliage begins to die back. Wait until at least mid-summer before removing spent foliage. This allows the bulb to grow and store energy for future year. Alternately, plant in combination with other plants that look in summer to hid the fading foliage. Full sun or light shade is best. Hardy in zones 3-9.
Daffodils are best used in borders, woodlands, meadows and even in containers. For best appearance, plant them in large groups or drifts.
For More Information
For more information about Daffodils, call or visit Art's Nursery today! The best selection of bulbs is in late summer and early fall.