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Narcissus 'Baby Boomer' (7)

daffodil 'Baby Boomer'

A jonquil daffodil, up to 20cm high, with green leaves and clusters of up to eight fragrant, outward-facing or upward-facing flowers, 3.5cm across, composed of yellow perianth segments and deeper orange-yellow cups, from early spring to mid-spring

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

South–facing or West–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H6
Botanical details
Family
Amaryllidaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Clump forming
Potentially harmful
Harmful if eaten, skin irritant. Wear gloves and other protective equipment when handling. Pets (dogs, cats, tortoises): Harmful if eaten, skin irritant. For further information and contact numbers regarding pets, see the HTA guide to potentially harmful plants
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
Jonquilla and Apodanthus daffodils have very narrow cylindrical leaves and stems with up to 5, usually fragrant, flowers per stem, with spreading perianth segments and a small cup

How to grow

Cultivation

Plant bulbs in autumn, at one-and-a-half times their own depth, slightly deeper in light soils and in grass, in well-drained soil that is reasonably moist in the growing season in spring, in full sun or light dappled shade, though they will flower best in full sun; for more advice, see daffodil cultivation

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
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Coastal
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Rock garden
  • Patio and container plants
  • Low Maintenance
  • Banks and slopes
  • Flower borders and beds
  • Cut flowers
  • Underplanting of roses and shrubs
Pruning

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

Pests

May be susceptible to slugs, snails, large narcissus bulb fly, narcissus eelworm, and pollen beetles

Diseases

May be susceptible to narcissus basal rot, narcissus leaf scorch, narcissus smoulder, tulip grey bulb rot, other fungal diseases, narcissus yellow stripe virus, ad other virus diseases

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