They all naturalize beautifully (naturalize = come back year after year and slowly multiply). Some Poeticus Daffodils are known to have been growing in the same garden, with very little care, for generations!
When planting Poeticus bulbs, take advantage of the fact that they finish off the Narcissi flowering season. They work well when planted along side other late blooming bulbs, such as Lily-flowering Tulips, Fringed Tulips, or Double Late Tulips.
Most varieties of Poeticus Daffodils have a wonderful spicy fragrance; I have indicated which ones by putting an asterisk (*) after the name of the variety.
|Flowering time:||late spring: Poeticus Daffodils are noted for being the last narcissi to flower|
|Plant height:||12 - 16" (30 - 40 cm)|
|Minimum planting depth:||6" (15 cm)|
|Hardiness zones:||suitable for zones 3 - 8|
|Colours:||the petals are pure white
the cup may be a single colour (e.g. green or yellow), but is more often golden yellow rimmed with red, and has a green eye
|Shape/form:||petals are large, while cup is small and flat|
usually one flower to a stem
|Notes:||good for borders or as cut flowers|
|Example varieties:||Actaea* (snow white petals with golden yellow cup, edged in red, green eye), Cantabile* (white with deep green eye, rimmed with yellow and red), Felindre (white star-shaped petals, yellow cup with red rim, green eye), Green Pearl* (overlapping white petals, white cup, green eye), Pheasant's Eye* = Narcissus poeticus var. recurvus (same colouring as Actaea, but slightly smaller flowers and petals are less "tight")|
|Actaea||Green Pearl||Pheasant's Eye|
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