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NARCISSUS 'Senior Ball'
Large-cupped Daffodil, Senior Ball Daffodil
All dressed up in frilly pink, the big, broad coronas of this striking large-cup daffodil are displayed against slightly cupped, pure-white petals/tepals. The huge blooms pose on medium-tall stems from early to mid-spring.
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 'Senior Ball' 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, 'Senior Ball' is a superb cutflower. In the landscape, it pairs well with tulips, hyacinths, muscari, 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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