Peruvian Daffodil Bulbs (14/16 cm) sulphur queen
sweet fragrance, hymenocallis
Daffodils are the most cost effective, pest-free perennial plants available and make wonderful companions with other bulbs, perennials, annuals and flowering shrubs. They grow in almost all areas of the United States as long as there is a discernible winter. They are pest-free and when given ample sunlight, water and proper nutrition, will provide early spring color for many years. They are divided into 13 divisions according to their flower shape and heritage. Daffodils should be planted in full sun or at least half day (8 hours) of sunlight after the leaves are on the trees and should be planted 3 x the height of their bulb deep (3"-8"). The ADS defines DIVISION 3 - SMALL CUP as: "One flower to a stem; cup or corona not more than one-third the length of the perianth segments". These are long-term perennializers, show flowers and late season picked flowers, often with a spicy fragrance; whz 3-8; bulbs are 14/16cm unless otherwise noted; 4-5 per sq. ft.
Peruvian Daffodil Bulbs
This is one of the great wildflower blooms of the South American tropics. Even the Florida Everglades has a species of white Spider Lily.' They're famous for their very strong sweet fragrance, they grow quickly, and they make a wonderful show in the garden or in a vase.
Unusual but beautiful, the Ismene Festalis (also call Peruvian Daffodil) looks almost to delicate to touch! This flower is known for their unique design and fragrance. These 4-inch flowers are borne atop 2-foot, leafless flower stalks in midsummer. Each stem may hold 2 to 5 flowers, which are white with green stripes. The leaves are straplike and may be up to 2 ft long. Each bag comes with 2 bulbs.
Perennial in Zones 8 - 10. Hymenocallis festalis. Size 14/16 cm. This item will Bloom/Grow Mid Summer 2016.
Planting Peruvian Daffodil Bulbs
Native to S. America, Peruvian daffodils are hardy in zones 8 to 10, but can be grown outside this range if the bulbs are dug up and stored in a frost-free location over winter.
Choose an area in full sun or light shade for growing Peruvian daffodils, planting the bulbs in spring or fall in well-drained, humus-rich soil about 3 to 5 inches deep. Most of these plants will actually thrive in bog-like conditions. Peruvian daffodils can also tolerate sandy or clay soil; however, keep the soil moist throughout its growing period.
Peruvian daffodils make great container plants, and their lush, green foliage will remain attractive long after its flowering has ceased. Place container-grown plants indoors for over wintering, especially in colder regions. Simply move them to a well-lit room for the winter and reduce watering.
Peruvian daffodils make excellent cut flowers in the outdoor garden. These interesting plants will add additional charm to mixed beds and borders too. When the threat of frost is near, dig up the bulbs and prepare them for winter storage.
To store unplanted bulbs, harvest them carefully, leaving soil around the roots. Lay bulbs out in a cool, dry location until the leaves wither. Cut off these withered leaves and store bulbs tip-side-down in dry peat moss.
Propagate Peruvian daffodil bulbs in spring or fall by dividing the small bulbs, or offsets, that develop at the base of large ones. These bulbs can also be divided every four to five years to avoid overcrowding.
A note of caution when planting Peruvian daffodil bulbs in the garden, these plants are considered a favorite food source of snails.
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