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NARCISSUS 'Brooke Ager'
Brooke Ager Daffodil, Large-cupped Daffodil
Recipient of the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit, this recent introduction bears striking flowers on compact stems from early to mid-spring. Broad, rounded, porcelain-white, pink-tinged petals/tepals surround a glowing deep-apricot cup with orange undertones.
Daffodils are hardy, long-lived, clump-forming bulbs that are good for naturalizing. Unlike tulips they are poisonous, so they are not eaten by small mammals and their green tops are 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. Pink daffodils such as 'Brooke Ager' usually hold their color better with some shade. Plant bulbs in early- to mid-fall at a depth two to three times their width. After blooming, it is good to let their green tops photosynthesize to allow them to store plenty of fuel for next spring’s display. Once their leaves start to turn yellow, they can be cut to the ground. Dig and divide the bulbs in summer if bloom and vigor wane.
Like all daffodils, 'Brooke Ager' is a superb cutflower. In the landscape, it pairs well with tulips, hyacinths, muscari, and spring-blooming perennials and shrubs.
9 - 1
3 - 9
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
10"-12" / 25.4cm - 30.5cm
3"-6" / 7.6cm - 15.2cm
Spring, Late Spring
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Black Walnut Toxicity
White, Rose, Peach
Container, Cutflower, Feature Plant, Foundation, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall
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