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Milan Daffodil, Poeticus Daffodil
The fragrant Poeticus-type daffodil, 'Milan' produces clean white blooms with reflexed petals punctuated by short, greenish yellow cups with thin, orange-red rimes and greenish eyes. These bloom in late spring. This heirloom dating to 1932 is still available in the trade and well worth planting.
Daffodils 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 green tops photosynthesize to allow them to store plenty of fuel for next spring’s display. Once their leaves start to wither and turn yellow, they can be cut to the ground. Hardiness is cultivar/species dependent, but all Narcissus require a chilling period to bloom.
These long-lived bulbs are clump-forming and good for naturalizing. Unlike tulips, they are poisonous, so their bulbs are not eaten by small mammals and their green tops are not browsed by deer. The blooms of 'Milan' make superb long-lasting cut flowers.
8 - 1
3 - 7
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
Bulb or Corm or Tuber
Full Sun, Partial Sun
16"-18" / 40.6cm - 45.7cm
8"-10" / 20.3cm - 25.4cm
Clay, Loam, Sand
Black Walnut Toxicity
White, Yellow Green, Orange Red
Container, Cutflower, Mixed Border
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