Scented Daffodil 'Cornish Dawn'

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The perianth is golden yellow, the flared, ribbed cup is a rich orange, fading to gold. The blooms have a lovely sweet fragrance and open early to mid season.

Scented Daffodils are virtually indestructible, simply plant and enjoy.

Blooms cluster together on branched stems, forming an impressive display. The blooms have a strong, sweet fragrance that carries beautifully throughout the garden or home. They make a top choice for beginners and for warmer climates.

Scented Daffodils are easy and they like the simple things in life; plenty of sun and a well drained soil.

Daffodils are easy and they like the simple things in life; plenty of sun and a well drained soil.

Plant Daffodil bulbs three times as deep as the bulb is high, with the pointy end up. This depth will help protect them from heat and soil erosion, as well as providing strength for the stem.

Space your Daffodils 5-10cm or apart. Planting them closer will give a more dramatic display. We like to plant ours three to a hole as this creates instant effects. When you use this method in garden beds, with smaller clumps more often, you get the joy of repetition. Another benefit is that when the foliage dies back it is more inconspicuous.

Once the flowering has finished you can remove the flower stem, or simply snap the finished flower off. This has two advantages; the first is this stops the plant focusing on seed production, so you can increase your bulbs, second it looks better!

Allow the foliage to remain until it has yellowed as this is when the bulbs are gathering energy and nutrients for next year's blooms. Keep the plants relatively moist during this time, and add a little general purpose fertiliser. Daffodils appreciate Potash and slow release fertiliser brands which are low in nitrogen (so you get more flowers and less foliage). Don't be too heavy handed, you won't need much as they are not heavy feeders.

Daffodil 'Cornish Dawn' is Division 7, Jonquilla.

IN POTS:
This is our recommendation for the best display, keeping in mind bulbs look best when planted nice and close together.

14cm/6" = 3 bulbs
20cm/8" = 6 bulbs
25cm/10" = 10 bulbs

See here for hints and tips on growing bulbs in pots.
Top Ten Tips on How to Plant your Spring Bulbs in Pots
It is hard to envisage a spring without Daffodils and these are some of the best. We think Wordsworth said it well when he wrote "my heart with pleasure fills, and dances with the daffodils".

Code

DDAJCD

Botantical name

Narcissus jonquilla

Height

30-50cm

Width

10-15cm

Flowers

Mid Season

Climate

Cool to Sub-Tropical

Availability

Australia wide

Frost hardiness

Fully Hardy

Aspect

Full Sun to Semi Shade

Supplied as

Bulbs

Size

na

Water needs

1