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Large-cupped Daffodil, Salome Daffodil
One of the most popular "pink" daffodils, the large-cup hybrid 'Salome' was also one of the earliest to be introduced (1960). It has smooth, rounded, creamy white petals and a long, narrow, funnel-shaped cup which opens yellow but matures to soft pinkish-orange with an orange-yellow rim. They are borne on medium-tall stems from mid- to late spring. This cultivar received the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.
Daffodils are hardy, long-lived, clump-forming bulbs that are good for naturalizing. 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 'Salome' usually hold their color better with some 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. Dig and divide the bulbs in summer if bloom and vigor dwindles.
Like all daffodils, 'Salome' is a superb cutflower. In the landscape, it pairs well with late tulips, hyacinths, and spring-blooming perennials and shrubs. It is also excellent for massing.
9 - 1
3 - 9
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14"-20" / 35.6cm - 50.8cm
4"-8" / 10.2cm - 20.3cm
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Black Walnut Toxicity
White, Yellow, Peach, Orange Red
Cutflower, Feature Plant, Foundation, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall
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