However, unlike fuschias, Triandrus Daffodils typically are wonderfully fragrant. This, along with their graceful form, makes them outstanding for cut flower arrangements.
Several miniature varieties of Triandrus Daffodils have been developed which are particularly suitable for rock gardens, Fairy Chimes and Hawera, to name two of the most popular.
As stated, most varieties have a delightful fragrance; I have indicated which ones by putting an asterisk (*) after the name of the variety. Those which are particularly fragrant have two asterisks.
|Flowering time:||mid spring (or the early part of late spring)|
|Plant height:||10 - 16" (25 - 40 cm), except for the miniature varieties which have been bred to grow only 6 - 8" (15 - 20 cm) tall|
|Minimum planting depth:||6" (15 cm); bulbs for miniatures may be planted 4" - 5" (10 - 12 cm) deep|
|Hardiness zones:||suitable for zones 4 - 9, though some bulbs may survive in zone 3 with heavy mulch in fall|
|Colours:||white and yellow|
|Shape/form:||usually more than one flower to a stem, head drooping, petals often swept back (reflexed) and of silky texture|
|Notes:||good for rock gardens, beds, borders, and as cut flowers; naturalize (i.e. come back year after year, and gradually multiply) splendidly in semi-shady areas|
|Example varieties:||Fairy Chimes (pale yellow, miniature), Hawera* (lemon yellow, miniature), Ice Wings* (pure snow white), Petrel** (white), Stint (yellow), Thalia* (white), Tresamble (white)|
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