Narcissus 'Fruit Cup'
jonquilla daffodil bulbs
- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: April
- Flower colour: white with a yellow cup
- Other features: excellent as cut-flowers; contact with the sap may cause skin irritation
- Hardiness: fully hardy
- Bulb size: 12/14
This beautiful jonquil is very hardy and easy to grow, but it has perky, scented flowers in clusters of 2 or 3 per stem, that look really very pretty when planted in bold drifts. As long as the soil is reasonably freely draining, they can be left for several years to naturalise, and as they can tolerate a little shade they are ideal for underplanting deciduous trees and shrubs. Their apple white and pale yellow flowers have a fruity fragrance and last well as cut flowers.
- Garden care:Plant 10-15cm (4-6in) deep from late summer to early autumn. After flowering feed with a balanced fertiliser, dead-head and allow the leaves to die back naturally.
- Harmful if eaten/skin irritant
Symptoms 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. Cause Occasionally this is caused by...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...Read full article