Narcissus obvallaris has perfect proportions with a neat and tidy all-yellow flower. It is perfect for planting in rough grass to provide bombproof daffodils, which will create a wild feel, and will bulk up and increase over the years. These could equally go well in your borders, where they would need little attention.
Narcissus obvallaris bulbs should be planted 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. They are 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 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