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    AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

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    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Narcissus 'Fortune' (2)

daffodil 'Fortune'

  • Other common names daffodil 'Fortune'

  • Family Amaryllidaceae

  • Genus Narcissus are bulbous herbaceous perennials with linear leaves and leafless stems bearing flowers, which may be solitary or in umbels, with 6 spreading perianth segments and a cup or trumpet-shaped corona

  • Horticultural Group Large-cupped daffodils have solitary flowers in which the cup is at least one third as long as, but shorter than, the perianth segments

  • Details 'Fortune' is a vigorous, large-cupped daffodil, 50cm or more high, with grey-green leaves and flowers, 11cm across, which have brilliant yellow perianth segments and relatively short, funnel-shaped, deep orange coronas, in early spring

Characteristics

  • Foliage Deciduous

  • Habit Columnar/Upright

  • Fragrance Flower

  • Toxicity Harmful if eaten, and may irritate skin

  • Hardiness

    Hardiness ratings

    All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

    • H1a - Under glass all year (>15C)
    • H1b - Can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15)
    • H1c - Can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10)
    • H2 - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5)
    • H3 - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1)
    • H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)
    • H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
    • H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)
    • H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)

    H6

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Partial Shade

  • Aspect North-facing or West-facing or South-facing or East-facing

  • Exposure Exposed or Sheltered

Soil

  • Clay

    Clay

  • Loam

    Loam

  • Sand

    Sand

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained

  • SoilClay, Loam, Sand, Chalk

  • pHAcid, Neutral, Alkaline

Size

  • Ultimate height 0.5-1 metres

  • Ultimate spread 0.1-0.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height 2-5 years

How to grow

Cultivation Plant bulbs at one-and-a-half times their own depth in autumn, slightly deeper in light soils and in grass, in well-drained soil that is moist in the growing season in spring, in full sun or light dappled shade. See daffodil cultivation for further advice

Propagation Propagate by division: separate and replant offsets as the leaves fade in early summer, or in early autumn before new roots are produced

Suggested planting locations and garden types Cut Flowers Banks and Slopes Flower borders and beds Low Maintenance Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants

How to care

Pruning Deadhead as the flowers fade but allow the leaves to die down naturally

Pests May be affected by slugs, snails, large narcissus bulb fly, narcissus eelworm, and pollen beetles

Diseases May be affected by narcissus basal rot, narcissus leaf scorch, narcissus smoulder, tulip grey bulb rot, other fungal diseases, narcissus yellow stripe virus, and other virus diseases

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