The narcissus that we now grow may not be the Tenby Daffodil, which grows wild in south Wales as this never sets seed, but the perfect proportions admired by Bowles in the early 1900s remain the same, with a neat and tidy all-yellow flower. Perfect for planting into rough grass to provide bombproof daffodils, these create a wild feel, and will bulk up and increase over the years. Some could equally well go into your borders, where they would need little attention.
Plant the narcissus bulbs in groups of 2 or 3 in unregimented drifts for a natural look, about 4-5" (10-12cm) deep and about 4" (10cm) between bulbs, but leave gaps too. Well suited to growing in rough grass or borders, but do not mow or fertilise the grass till they have gone quite dormant in July as this period of replenishment of the bulb's starchy food reserves is critical to future flowering. A liquid feed while starchy leaves are still green will benefit clumps in poorer soil.
RHS Award of Garden Merit.
This plant/cultivar has been awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit because it has proved to be reliable in appropriate conditions and a good performing plant.For more information on RHS Award of Garden Merit plants visit www.rhs.org.uk/plants