The old Pheasants Eye narcissus as it is commonly known. poeticus recurvus is excellent for naturalising. Poeticus recurvus has a slightly reflexing, white perianth with a yellow eye edged with a deep red margin. Pheasants eye is very sought after and popular variety that is one of the last of the narcissi to flower thus providing stunning late colour to the garden.
AGM = Award of garden Merit given by the RHS for excellent garden performance.
Specie narcissi will easily naturalise from year to year and are ideal for growing in the wild parts of the garden, borders, rockeries and containers. Grow with other dwarf bulbs such as crocus, iris and anemone blandas. Cultivate soils to a depth of 15cms and plant bulbs as per the instructions below, in soils that are well drained. In heavier soils add grit and humus matter during cultivation to help with drainage. They will benefit from using bulb starter when first planting. Feed during the leaf and flower stage to ensure the bulbs are fully nourished to provide the following years growth.
Protect early growth in the spring from slugs and snails and remove dead heads after flowering (if not using as a cut flower) to get the best from them.
Tip: Keep daffodils well fed during the growing season and remember to lift and divide after a number of years. Specie daffodils will work well when grown with a crocus and double early tulips
Ideal foods are well rotted manures, tomato feed and bone meal.
Flowering Height: 40-45cms (16-18″)
Flowering Period: April-May
Soil type: Free draining fertile soils that do not get water logged.
Aspect: Prefer to be grown in semi shade but they will also grow well in full sun.
Scented: Sweetly Scented
Planting Depth: 10cms
Spacing: 8-10cms apart.
Full growing instructions provided.
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