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Narcissus Bulb

Product ID: 4218

New! Bold and bright Butterfly Daffodil.

A favorite in our trials. Brilliant tangerine ruffles and ivory petals. The ruffled corona, or cup, is split, giving a layered and up-facing appearance. Sturdy stems support fragrant, 3–4" blooms.

• A Large Split-Cup, Split-Corona, or Butterfly type daffodil
• Perennial
• Grows best in Zones 4–8
• 14/16 cm bulb size
• 1 unit = 1 bulb

NOTE: Bulbs do not come pre-chilled; if growing in hardiness Zones 9–10, see growing information (below) for pre-chilling instructions.

Ht. 14–16".

10 Units

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50 Units

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100 Units

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Flower bulbs ship September through November.
DAYS TO GERMINATION: Plant bulbs in fall for spring blooms.

SOWING: If you cannot plant the bulbs right away, you can store them for up to a month by following these steps. Open all bags and boxes, and place bulbs in a cool, dark, dry area (such as a root cellar, basement, or garage) with good air circulation. You can also store your bulbs in the refrigerator crisper drawer, but do not store them with ripening fruits; ethylene gas released by ripening apples and other fruits can cause the flower inside the bulb to abort or incompletely form. Temperatures of 38–65°F (3–18°C) are fine. The cooler the better, but do not freeze your bulbs. Bulbs should be planted soon after arrival (or immediately after prechilling as described below) and when the soil has cooled to 55°F (13°C) or cooler, and nighttime temperatures consistently drop to 40–50°F (4–10°C), but before the ground freezes. Planting about 5–6 weeks before the ground freezes allows the bulbs sufficient time to develop roots. Note in Hardiness Zones 9–10: Chilling during the bulb's dormant period is required for flower development. Johnny's does not currently offer prechilled bulbs. If you are in Zones 9–10 you will need to prechill your bulbs at 38–45°F (3–7°C), for about 16-18 weeks, before planting. To prechill, leave bulbs in their bags and place in a refrigerator. Bulbs can be refrigerated for longer than the recommended period but not for a shorter period. Be careful not to store bulbs near fruit, especially apples. Once bulbs have been chilled, plant them immediately, at the coolest time of the year. In Zones 9–10, because chilling does not naturally occur, bulbs will only bloom once, in the spring following planting of prechilled bulbs. Planting Bulbs: Loosen the soil to a depth of 8–12" to help ensure adequate root establishment. Adding a layer of compost to the root zone at planting will also aid in root establishment and plant growth. Keep soil moist, but not saturated. Press bulbs, upright, into the prepared soil (with the pointed end up and the fatter, flat end down). Cover bulbs with soil 2½–3 times deeper than the bulb height; deeper in locations with light soil. For example; a 1½" tall bulb should be covered with 4–5" of soil. As a rule of thumb; planting a bit too deep is better than planting too shallow. Planting each bulb at the same depth will help ensure that they all bloom at the same time. Water immediately after planting. Continue to water regularly, keeping the soil moist but not soggy until the ground freezes.

LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun/Part Shade Sun or partial sun. Narcissus tolerate part shade, especially during hot weather. Plants require at least 5–6 hours of sun per day at the time of bloom.

PLANT HEIGHT: Varies by variety.

PLANT SPACING: 1–6" apart. Wider spacing allows room for bulbs to multiply. Do not break apart bulb clumps that have smaller bulbs attached at the base. Plant them as an intact cluster.

HARDINESS ZONES: See individual varieties.

VASE LIFE: 4–6 days. The sap of daffodils can be toxic to other types of flowers. If you plan to use them in a mixed arrangement, allow the daffodils to sit in their own water for 12–24 hours before combining them with other flowers.

STORAGE TEMPERATURE: 32-35°F (0-2°C) optimal storage temperature.

HARVEST: To get a long stem and reduce the amount of sap released, harvest by reaching to the base of the stem and pulling gently. Avoid taking leaves when harvesting flowers; the plants need the leaves to manufacture energy for next year's blooms. Continue to irrigate plants even after the bloom period to ensure development of the bulbs for next year's flowers. Deadhead any blooms you do not harvest. Wait until the plant leaves have turned brown before mowing over.

SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Bulbs require a well-drained soil with pH 6.0–7.0. Amend the soil according to soil test results and as necessary to adjust the pH and optimize drainage. Planting in raised beds or the addition of compost can improve drainage. Avoid excess nitrogen and fresh manure.

NOTES: Irrigate plantings regularly during dry spells, even after plants have stopped blooming; the plants need water to form the bulbs that will create next year's flowers. Well-maintained plantings of daffodil bulbs should remain productive year after year. Daffodil bulbs multiply; in time one bulb will become a clump of bulbs. Dig up and divide the clumps of bulbs every 4–5 years. The best time to dig the bulbs is after the plants have fully died back, in late summer. Replant bulbs immediately.

Scientific Name:
Narcissus spp.

Alternate Common Names:
Daffodil, daffadowndilly, Narcissus, jonquil.

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Days To Maturity

Average number of days from seeding date to harvest, within a specific crop group. If a transplanted crop: average number of days from transplant date. Not sure if crop is direct-seeded or transplanted? Check the Growing Information box for details. If crop can be both direct-seeded or transplanted, days to maturity refers to direct seeding. Days to maturity for all flowers and herbs is calculated from seeding date.

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Life Cycle

Plants can be Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grow year after year), Tender Perennials (grow year after year in warmer climates; and in some cases when given special protection in colder climates), or Biennials (require two years to mature).


Product Features

Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets
Variety good for fresh cut-flower displays.
Fragrant Fragrant
Variety is highly fragrant.

Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Fragrant