Thursday, 2 October 2014

DAFFODIL 'DEAR LOVE'

Narcissus 'Dear Love' is a beautiful daffodil hybrid. Daffodils are a worry-free garden classic, and 'Dear Love' is one of the most unusual and impressive daffodils in the garden. Bred by Grant Mitsch (who started hybridising daffodils in the 30s), this exceptional cultivar features beautiful large-cupped blooms, augmented with a split corona. Intensely frilled and ruffled, this split corona takes on a peachy tone, accented by lemon yellow in the centre and edged in a creamy white.

It is one of the most trouble-free perennials of all time, Narcissus (daffodil) grows and multiplies wonderfully on its own, filling in large drifts with spring colour all with a minimum of care. Famously resistant to disease and untroubled by pests, these bulbs won't even need to be divided: just plant them in a well-drained soil with at least half a day of sunlight, and let them take it from there!

This post is part of the Floral Friday Fotos meme.


5 comments:

  1. Such a pretty and colourful daffodil.

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  2. Wouldn't call this pretty, I'm afraid :-)
    Well, you can't win them all.

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  3. I can see how it got it's name. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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