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The picture of elegance, this large-cupped daffodil bears pure porcelain-white flowers on relatively compact stems from early to mid-spring, midway through the daffodil season. The six very broad, oval "petals" are smooth and blunt-tipped; the inner three are shouldered at their base. The long, narrowly funnel-shaped cup is irregularly ribbed and has a lightly ruffled and pleated rim. The solitary blooms are horizontal or slightly inclined.
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 turn yellow, they can be cut to the ground. Divide them in summer if bloom and vigor wane.
Like all daffodils, 'Desdemona' is a superb and long-lasting cutflower. In the landscape, it pairs well with tulips, hyacinths, muscari, 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
12"-16" / 30.5cm - 40.6cm
4"-6" / 10.2cm - 15.2cm
Early Spring, Spring
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Black Walnut Toxicity
Container, Cutflower, Feature Plant, Foundation, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall
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