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International Flower Bulb Centre
NARCISSUS 'Bella Vista'
An early-blooming large-cupped daffodil with an arresting color scheme, this 1959 introduction opens its large solitary out-facing blooms in early spring. The white perianth frames a heavily ruffled orange-red cup that may have a greenish yellow eye. The six broad, rounded petals are slightly creased. The form and color of the blooms may vary considerably depending on the plant's age and setting.
Daffodils are hardy, long-lived, clump-forming bulbs. Unlike tulips they are poisonous, so they are not eaten by small mammals and their top growth is not browsed by deer.
These are some of the easiest bulbs to grow. They prefer full to part sun and require average to fertile soil. After blooming, it is good to let their grassy leaves photosynthesize to allow them to store plenty of fuel for next spring’s display. Once the leaves start to yellow, they can be cut to the ground. Divide them in summer if bloom and vigor wane.
Like all daffodils, 'Bella Vista' is a superb and long-lasting cutflower. In the landscape, it pairs well with late tulips, alliums, Spanish bluebells, and spring-blooming perennials and shrubs. It is excellent for massing.
8 - 1
3 - 8
A2, A3, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Bulb or Corm or Tuber
Full Sun, Partial Sun
14"-18" / 35.6cm - 45.7cm
4"-6" / 10.2cm - 15.2cm
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Black Walnut Toxicity
White, Yellow, Orange, Peach, Orange Red, Ivory
Bedding Plant, Container, Cutflower, Feature Plant, Foundation, Mixed Border
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