large cupped daffodil bulbs
- 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
- 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.
The flowers of this large-cupped daffodil can grow up to 9cm across, so they put on an impressive display when they appear in early spring. One of the most intriguing features of this pretty daff however is they way the ruffled cup changes in colour from butter yellw to apricot as the flower matures. Bred in Ireland in 1958 by Lionel Richardson, it is still as popular today as it ever was.
- Harmful if eaten/skin irritant
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