Daffodil Actaea

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Wit, Geel, Rood, and Meerkleurig40 - 50 cmGrootbloemige narcissenVanaf 1 septemberHalf schaduw and ZonMaart and April

Height: 45 - 50 cm

Flowering period: March, April

Group: Large-flowered daffodil bulbs

Delivery time: August to November

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The Actaea daffodil bulb belongs to the large-flowered daffodils.

The name daffodil recalls the ancient Greek story of the beautiful Narcissus, who fell in love with himself when he saw his reflection in the water and then drowned. Say daffodil and everyone thinks of yellow trumpet flowers. Wild daffodil bulbs are found in Southern Europe, North Africa and Asia. The choice of daffodil bulbs for the garden is large. There are all kinds of flower shapes: full crowns, split crowns, others have flowers that are hardly recognizable as daffodils. Large-flowered types usually have only one flower per stem. Small-flowered types sometimes bear a whole bunch of flowers per stem. In addition, there are differences in flowering time, size and color. Yellow and white predominate, but all kinds of shades and combinations with orange and pink are possible. Varieties with large bulbs usually also produce large flowers. A number of small-flowered types are very suitable for the rock garden.

Daffodil bulbs Actaea should be planted quite deeply and then covered with a layer of soil that is the same thickness as the bulb height. This way they can remain in the ground for several years. If the pollen become too dense or they start to produce fewer flowers, then remove them after the leaves have died and separate the clods with bulbs. Replant them immediately or let them dry and wait until autumn. Cutting the leaves after flowering is unfavorable for bulb growth and leads to exhaustion. The large-flowered trumpet daffodils and the varieties with a large or small crown usually flower early, while types with small flowers bloom later.

The color of the flower of the Actaea daffodil bulb is white. The heart is yellow with an orange edge.

The Actaea daffodil bulbs do not do well in a pot or container.

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