jonquilla daffodil bulbs (syn Sail boat)
- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: March to April
- Hardiness: fully hardy
- Bulb Size: 12/14
Each stem can carry up to three sweetly scented flowers, so when planted en-masse, these jonquils not only look good, but smell great too. They have creamy white, windswept petals and a cup, which fades from butter to cream as it matures. Plant plenty so you have some for cutting too.
- 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
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