Daffodils and Narcissi always have a special place in my heart. Maybe it’s because some are blooming very early in the spring just when we need it most or is it because of the fragrance? I might just ‘blame’ it on the happy bright colours they come in and the fact that they’re all great as cut flowers. No matter how I try to look for a reason why I love narcissi so much, I realize that I just do. Mini Daffs are super cute for rock gardens, small containers and the front of borders. I always plant them in groups - which is kind of my cardinal rule for planting bulbs - but especially with small varieties. When planting small flowering plants, it’s best to keep them together so they don’t get lost in the garden. It’s just like keeping the kids together when going on a field trip!
Baby Moon was my first choice because the first thing I am thinking off when looking at it is ‘cute’ and I like that. Multiple flowers on one stem, light fragrance and an adorable look was enough for me to love it. With 10’/25 cm I will put some in pots and decorate them on my patio.
Cantabricus is like the yellow ‘Golden Bells’ but it’s bright white. Wow! The first time I saw it, I wanted it. Its super-sized cup makes it look like a bell. With its short appearance of 4”/10 cm you can create a lovely white carpet. So cute and a naturalizer on top of it all … well, I think I have no choice.
Jet Fire is a variety that’s tried and true. The strong reflexing yellow petals look like they are saying: ‘Look at my one of a kind, long orange cup. Isn’t it beautiful?” And I must say, it’s true. A fantastic little fella with a height of 10-12”/ 25-30cm perfect for small containers.
Rip Van Winkle is known to me as the ‘bad hair day’ daffodil. Their puffy flower heads look like little sunshine lollypops. Short, 8”/20 cm, naturalizing and delightful. This Rockgarden Narcissi is easy to love.
Sugar Dipped I didn’t have to think twice when I heard of Narcissi Sugar Dipped. The name alone was very appealing but when you see it ….. wow! Gorgeous, lightly reflexed white petals surround a long yellow cup with a ruffled edge that looks like it was dipped in sugar. I call it my sweet, yummy garden treat.
With my Short n Sweet Daffodil Collection you’ll have a wonderful introduction to smaller varieties of narcissus and maybe it will be the start of a new obsession for you. I wouldn’t be surprised!
The Short n Sweet Daffodil Collection includes 48 bulbs:
12 Baby Moon, 6 Cantabricus, 12 Jet Fire, 12 Rip Van Winkle & 6 Sugar Dipped Daffodils