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Daffodils Large Cupped Daffodils Ice Follies
Slightly pointed white perianth petals and large flat crown which is a cool lemon on opening and passes to ivory white with age. Exellent for early forcing.
Height: 45cm / 18"
RHS Award of Garden Merit: RHS Award of Garden Merit
Flowering Time: March
Primary Colour: White
Very free flowering and a great naturaliser, Ice Follies has a large circular perianth of pure white and a flat corona which starts a cool lemon which turns to an ivory white to form a flower of great beauty. Our Daffodils and Narcissi are ordered following the Royal Horticultural Society’s classification. Ice Follies is a Division 2 – Large Cupped Narcissi, these have comparable characteristics to the Trumpet Daffodils with a single flower to a stem with a cup which is a similar size to its perianth’s segments. The difference between the daffodils and narcissus is down to the size of the cup, daffodils have a large trumpet while narcissus have a smaller cup. A well-drained soil, deeply worked and containing some humus is ideal for narcissus and they will not tolerate a waterlogged soil. Ice Follies will grow to around 45cm and has also been presented the RHS Award of Merit.