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Cyclamineus Daffodil, Jetfire Daffodil
The backswept, bright yellow petals/tepals and bright orange, cylindrical "snouts" of this cyclamineus hybrid are a cheering sight in the early spring border. The flowers are borne singly on compact stems. This cultivar received the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Merit.
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 them in summer if bloom or vigor dwindles.
Like all daffodils, 'Jetfire' is a superb cutflower. In the landscape, it pairs well with species tulips, scillas, muscari, and early-blooming perennials and shrubs, and looks good in masses. It also is excellent for winter forcing.
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
8"-10" / 20.3cm - 25.4cm
3"-6" / 7.6cm - 15.2cm
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Black Walnut Toxicity
Container, Cutflower, Feature Plant, Foundation, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall
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