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NARCISSUS 'Lilac Delight'
Large-cupped Daffodil, Lilac Delight Daffodil
One of many outstanding hybrids introduced by the American Grant Mitsch, this large-cup daffodil has rounded white flowers decorated with a broad, shallow, salmon-pink cup with lilac pink undertones. The flowers are borne singly on sturdy stems from early to mid-spring.
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. Pink daffodils such as 'Lilac Delight' may fade in hot sun and thus often do best in 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 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 dwindles.
Like all daffodils, 'Lilac Delight' is a superb cutflower. In the landscape, it pairs well with muscari, tulips, hyacinths, 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
14"-18" / 35.6cm - 45.7cm
4"-8" / 10.2cm - 20.3cm
Early Spring, Spring
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Black Walnut Toxicity
Cutflower, Feature Plant, Foundation, Mixed Border
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