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Narcissus poeticus var recurvus (13)

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Narcissus poeticus var recurvus known as the Pheasant's Eye daffodil is a plant of the high Alpine meadows and also found gracing old gardens and orchards here. It has white slightly swept back petals, highlighted by a stubby, burgundy rimmed cup and is one of the last daffodils to flower and deliciously fragrant too. It is very suitable for naturalising but because of its late flowering better planted in dappled shade in grass, or in a cool border amongst other plants.

RHS Award of Garden Merit.

Narcissus poeticus var recurvus has been awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit because it has proved to be reliable in appropriate conditions and a good performing plant. 

Planting Instructions

Narcissus poeticus var recurvus bulbs should be planted 5" (12cm) deep in light shade dotted about in grass or borders in small clusters of 3 or 4,  where they will be undisturbed during their dormancy in the summer. Do not mow or tidy the foliage until it is dry as this period of replenishment of the bulb's starchy food reserves is critical to future flowering. A liquid feed while the leaves are still green will benefit clumps in poorer soil. I would suggest you plant them in distinct groups and not randomly as the effect is generally better.

Plant Details

Flowers May
Height 15" (35cm)
Hardy

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