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International Flower Bulb Centre
A large-cupped daffodil with an arresting color scheme, 'Decoy' opens its white "petals" to reveal a central corona (cup) of rich rose-red. The corona gradually fades to deep salmon pink. Arrayed in a double triangle, the six "petals" are slightly creased and cupped. The short, funnel-shaped corona has a frilly mouth. The solitary blooms appear in mid-spring, late in the daffodil season. Introduced in 1979, this is one of many outstanding daffodils hybridized by Grant Mitsch of Oregon.
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, 'Decoy' 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.
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
Spring, Late Spring
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Black Walnut Toxicity
White, Red, Salmon
Container, Cutflower, Feature Plant, Foundation, Mixed Border
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