Narcissus Rip van Winkle
Narcissus Rip van Winkle
Height: 15 - 20 cm
Flowering time: March, April
Group: miniature daffodil bulbs
Delivery time: August to November
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The Rip van Winkle daffodil bulb belongs to the miniature 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. Miniature 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 miniature types are very suitable for the rock garden. Most daffodil bulbs naturalize well.
Narcissus bulbs Rip van Winkle 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 Rip van Winkle daffodil bulb is yellow. The flower has a special shape.
The Rip van Winkle daffodil bulbs do well in a pot or container. Make sure that no water remains in the pot, otherwise the roots and bulb will rot. During periods of frost, put the pots in a sheltered place and cover them with straw or leaves. You can also protect the pot with bubble wrap. Another option is to bury the pot in the garden after planting and protect it from frost with some straw. As soon as the daffodils emerge, the pot can be removed from the ground and placed at its destination.