What should I be doing in the Garden this month?
Daffodils Poeticus Daffodils Actaea
Striking large flower with very broad snow white perinath of solid texture; conspicuous canary yellow eye edged fiery red. Grand garden plant suitable for forcing in February, excellent for naturalising.
Height: 42cm / 17"
RHS Award of Garden Merit: RHS Award of Garden Merit
Flowering Time: March-April
Primary Colour: White
Suitable for forcing in February and a splendid in pots and bowls, Actaea has a broad snow white perianth with a large yellow cup which is broadly margined dark red. Our Daffodils and Narcissi are ordered following the Royal Horticultural Society’s classification. Actaea is a Division 9 – Poeticus Narcissi, a variety which will bear a single flower per stem, most are rounded and have a small saucer shaped yellow corona which is edged red. A well-drained soil, deeply worked and containing some humus is ideal for narcissus and they will not tolerate a waterlogged soil. Actaea will grow to around 42cm and has also been presented the RHS Award of Merit.