Narcissus 'Actaea'

poeticus daffodil bulbs

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The best version of pheasant's eye there is - with a neat arrangement of evenly round white petals circling a yellow centre which is finely-edged in deep-red.

Val Bourne - Garden Writer


  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Flowering period: late April
  • Flower colour: white petals with a yellow cup
  • Other features: excellent cut-flowers
  • Hardiness: fully hardy
  • Bulb size: 12/14

    An old-fashioned variety that has been awarded the Award of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society for it great qualities. The flowers are quite different to the traditional daff, having a ruff of large white outer petals and a small yellow cup edged with orange. They have a lovely scent and are said to be largely ignored by deer, so a good choice for a wild meadow.

  • Garden care: Wearing gloves plant bulbs 10-15cm deep and 10cm apart in autumn. After flowering feed with a balanced fertiliser, dead-head the flowers, but do not be tempted to cut back or tidy the foliage after flowering as this will interfere with the bulbs ability to store energy for the following year's flowers.

      • Harmful if eaten/skin irritant

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were good strong large healthy bulbs, now growing well!

By maria81

from Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire

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    Comments about Narcissus 'Actaea':

    The bulbs were great, looks like I'll get several blooms to each bulb and I'm really looking forward to their colour and fragrance this spring. have planted in front garden near doors to be admired by all who visit.

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    Bulb blindness

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