- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: well-drained soil (for container-grown bulbs use two parts John Innes No2 compost to one part sharp grit)
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: April and May
- Flower colour: canary-yellow
- Other features: contact with the sap may cause skin irritation
- Hardiness: half hardy
Each bulb produces several stems, which in late spring, are topped with up to 5 nodding flowers. Their reflexed perianth segments give them a charming windswept look, and as they usually open in succession, they will often flower over several weeks. Triandrus narcissus are perfect for planting into pots, or for adding spring colour throughout the front of the border.
- 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