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Narcissus 'Doctor Hugh'
Doctor Hugh Daffodil, Small-cupped Daffodil
One of the most decorated daffodils in its class (with awards including the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit), the division 3 hybrid 'Doctor Hugh' bears large flowers with pure white petals/tepals and a small, flat, bright orange, green-eyed cup. They are held singly on tall stems in mid-spring, rather late in the daffodil season.
Daffodils are hardy, long-lived, clump-forming bulbs. 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. 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. Divide in summer if bloom or vigor wanes.
Like all daffodils, 'Doctor Hugh' is a superb cutflower. In the landscape, it pairs well with hyacinths, cottage tulips, 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
24"-28" / 61.0cm - 71.1cm
4"-8" / 10.2cm - 20.3cm
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Black Walnut Toxicity
Cutflower, Feature Plant, Foundation, Mixed Border
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