Daffodils – plant them now for the best blooms

Plant daffodils now for the best spring displays

Daffodils - plant them now for the best blooms

Narcissus ‘Rainbow Butterflies Mixed’

A colleague heard Alan Titchmarsh talking about planting daffodils in August on his radio show at the weekend and was a bit surprised. After all, August is hardly the usual time to be thinking about planting spring bulbs, is it?

Generally speaking, you can plant daffodil bulbs up until the end of November, but in fact the earlier you plant them, the better they’ll flower. According to Alan Titchmarsh, daffodils that are in the ground now will already be putting down roots, ready for the new season’s growth.

Growing daffodils (or narcissus, as they’re also known) is very easy – they really don’t need much attention once you’ve planted them and you’ll get a stunning display for very little work. They’ll grow in most soils, in sun or part shade and are perfect in borders, containers or naturalised in grass. They’re most impressive if you plant them in groups.

Daffodils - plant them now for the best blooms

Narcissus ‘Replete’ – the pink daffodil

As for colours, there’s such a wide choice – all shades of yellow, white, pink and even rainbow coloured daffs. Some grow to 45cm, while other miniature daffodils barely reach 15cm.

We’ve introduced a number of new daffodils into our range this year, all of which are available to buy online now. These are our top recommendations:

Daffodils - plant them now for the best blooms

Narcissus ‘Sweet Aroma’

Narcissus ‘Sweet Aroma’
As their name suggests, these daffodils have a delightful fragrance and bloom for up to ten weeks. We thinks it’s one of the best fragrant mixes ever!

Daffodils - plant them now for the best blooms

Narcissus ‘White Diamonds’ Mix

Narcissus ‘White Diamonds’ Mix
Pure white daffodils in every shape and size. Delicately fragranced, they’ll add a sophisticated touch to your borders and containers.

Daffodils - plant them now for the best blooms

Narcissus ‘Tête à tête’

Narcissus ‘Tête à tête’
Probably the world’s most popular mini daffodil. Dozens of blooms grow on delicate stems, giving perennial beds and borders a much-needed splash of colour in spring.

Daffodils - plant them now for the best blooms

Narcissus ‘Jonquilla’ Collection

Narcissus ‘Jonquilla’ Collection
A sweetly scented mix of five different varieties in a lovely mix of colours – ‘Martinette’, ‘Pipit’, ‘Pueblo’, ‘Sundisc’ and ‘Suzy’.

Daffodils - plant them now for the best blooms

Narcissus ‘Rose of May’

Narcissus ‘Rose of May’
Compact and late-blooming, this daffodil has a truly delicious fragrance and flowers that resemble gardenias.

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2 Comments

  1. Craig Simpson says:

    Hi Vee, tulips are different to most other bulbs, infact, you should really wait until november to plant them, to avoid Tulip Fire infection. Regards Craig

  2. Vee says:

    Does this apply to other bulbs? Tulips etc?

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