Sweet Smiles is another pleasantly scented jonquilla daffodil and has a green white perianth and a pink centre. Jonquilla daffodils such as Sweet Smiles are ideal for growing with other scented bulbs such as hyacinths and daffodil varieties cheerfulness, Gernaium. Golden Dawn and yellow cheerfulness. Grow in containers near the house to appreciate the aroma of the flowers although they are of course also well suited for growing in borders.
Jonquilla narcissi usually produce flowers that are scented so they are a really popular group. Plant them in pots, containers and rockeries as well as borders in the garden. 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. 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: March-April
Aspect: Semi shade to full sun. In semi-shade the flowers will last longer.
Soil type: Free draining fertile soils that are kept fertile.
Scented: Highly Fragrant
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.
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