Narcissus 'February Gold'
cyclamineus daffodil bulbs
Classic minature with bright-yellow swept back petals surrounding a long wavy-edged trumpet - for a profusion of early flowers.
- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: fast-growing
- Flowering period: February and March
- Flower colour: yellow
- Other features: excellent cut-flowers
- Hardiness: fully hardy
- Bulb size: 10/12
An old variety that has stood the test of time and is still deservedly popular. Brilliant for adding early colour (although February may be a little bit of a push unless we have a very mild winter!), these small, cheery flowers should be planted in big clumps for maximum impact. They also do really well in pots and windowboxes.
- 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
Bulbs produce lovely foliage but no flowers. Either no buds at all appear or those that do are dry and virtually empty of petals. Daffodils (Narcissi) are usually the worst affects, especially multi-headed or double forms.Read full article
Spring bulbs, such as daffodils and hyacinths, can be planted whenever the soil conditions allow. As a rough guide, cover them with about twice as much soil as the bulb is deep: so that a 5cm (2in) deep bulb would need a 15cm (6in) deep hole so that itRead full article
One of the best ways to add spring interest to a garden is to plant a drift of naturalised bulbs. If you want to naturalise bulbs in your lawn, create a natural-looking drift at one end or towards one side rather than spreading the bulbs right over theRead full article
Bulbs are ideal for anyone who rates themselves as 'keen-but-clueless' because they are one of the easiest plants to grow. Provided you plant them at the right time of year at more or less the right depth, they will reward you year after year with a relRead full article