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Narcissus 'Will Scarlett' (2)

daffodil 'Will Scarlett'

A large-cupped daffodil to 60cm, flowering in mid- to late spring. The 8cm flowers have broad, creamy-white petals with wavy edges and a wide, bowl-shaped cup in orange, fading to yellow

Size
Ultimate height
0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained, Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Orange White Yellow Green
Summer
Autumn
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

East–facing or South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H6
Botanical details
Family
Amaryllidaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Clump forming
Potentially harmful
Ingestion may cause severe discomfort, skin irritant. Wear gloves and other protective equipment when handling
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

Name status

Accepted

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

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How to grow

Cultivation

Tolerates most soils but prefers moderately fertile, well-drained soil that is constantly moist during the growing season. Plant bulbs at one and a half to twice their own depth in autumn. See daffodil cultivation for further advice

Propagation

Propagate by removing offsets as the leaves fade in early summer

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Patio and container plants
  • Low Maintenance
  • Banks and slopes
  • Cut flowers
  • Flower borders and beds
Pruning

Deadhead as flowers fade and allow the leaves to die down naturally

Pests

May be susceptible to slugs, large narcissus bulb fly, narcissus eelworm and bulb scale mite

Diseases

May be susceptible to narcissus basal rot, narcissus leaf scorch and daffodil viruses

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