Daffodil Division 6 Cyclamineus Snipe is new for us this year. The flowers have gorgeous reflexed petals and a slender lemon yellow trumpet. Snipe is relatively dwarf, hardy and easy to grow they are a must for any garden.
Highly recommended for naturalising and also exquisite in pots. Suitable to 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. Cultivate the soils to a depth of 20cms and plant bulbs 10cms deep and 10-15cms apart. Remember to feed the bulbs during the leaf and flower stage with bone meal, tomorite or similar. This is a late season daffodil that will naturalise very well in the garden and can be left undisturbed for many years.
This group includes such popular varieties as ‘February Gold’, ‘Jack Snipe’ and ‘Tête à Tête’. Most of these hybrids are significantly larger than the species and whilst the petals may be reflexed to some extent, none so far has the fully reflexed appearance of the parent.
Daffodil Division 6 Cyclamineus Snipe works well in planting schemes with other dwarf bulbs such as anemones, dwarf iris, muscari’s and dwarf tulips for instance.
Aspect: Semi shade to full sun
Soil type: All free draining soil types.
Flowering height: 10-12″ (25-30cm)
Flowering Period: March-April.