What a lovely name for a daffodil! Mother Duck has pale yellow petals that are slightly darker at the edges. The trumpet of Mother Duck is long and frilled and golden yellow in appearance.
Cyclamineus narcissi are a really popular group to be used in pots, containers and rockeries, as well as borders in the garden. They can be planted in many varied soil types as long as they are free draining, in heavier soils add grit or well rotted organic matter to help with drainage. In lighter soils such as sand add humus matter which will help to retain nutrients and water. Cultivate the soils to a depth of 15-20cms and plant bulbs 10cms deep and 10cms apart. When planting in containers the distance apart can be reduced to 5cms if required. Protect the early growth in the spring from slugs and snails and remove dead heads after flowering to get the best from them. Remember to feed the bulbs during the leaf and flower stage with bone meal, tomato feed or similar.
Work well in planting schemes with other dwarf bulbs such as anemones, dwarf iris, muscari’s and dwarf tulips for instance.
Ideal foods are well rotted manures, tomato feed and bone meal.
Tip: Do not cut off or tie up the leaves as this will not allow the bulbs to take in nutrients for the following years growth.
Flowering Height:- 30-35cm (12-14″)
Flowering Period: February-March
Aspect: Semi shade to full sun. In semi-shade the flowers will last longer.
Soil type: Free draining fertile soils that are kept fertile.
Planting Depth: 10cms
Spacing: 10cms apart.
Ideal foods: Well rotted humus matter, Bone meal and tomato food as they contain high levels of phosphate and potash.
Full growing instructions provided.
New season top quality bulbs dispatched from September on-wards