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NARCISSUS 'Jack Snipe'
Few daffodils have as high a "cute" quotient as the Cyclamineus hybrids, and this perky and long-popular cultivar is no exception. The solitary blooms have backswept, oval, creamy white "petals" surrounding a narrowly cylindrical bright yellow cup. The petals are pale yellow at their base, and the cup flares slightly at its frilly, notched mouth. The flowers appear on calf-high stems in late winter or early spring, at the beginning of the daffodil season. This pre-1951 hybrid has received numerous accolades including the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.
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. Cyclamineus hybrids like moderately fertile, moist, well-drained soil and partial 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 grassy leaves photosynthesize to allow them to store plenty of fuel for next spring’s display. Once their leaves start to yellow, they can be cut to the ground. Divide them in summer if bloom or vigor dwindles.
Like all daffodils, 'Jack Snipe' is a superb cutflower. In the landscape, it pairs well with crocuses, scillas, early tulips, and early-blooming perennials and shrubs.
8 - 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
6"-8" / 15.2cm - 20.3cm
3"-5" / 7.6cm - 12.7cm
Early Spring, Late Winter
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Black Walnut Toxicity
White, Yellow, Ivory
Container, Cutflower, Feature Plant, Foundation, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall
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