A tall growing early flowering Jonquil , Polly’s Pearl get its name from the pearly white flowers. Very easy to grow and a good bulb for warmer climates, the flowers are fragrant and it will grow well in the garden or in pots.
This is an excellent Jonquil to plant beneath deciduous trees, it will flower before the trees put on foliage and add colour to the area. Jonquil varieties are best planted in clumps of 5 or more for a good display.
Care and Growing Conditions.
Choose a well drained soil and a sunny position.
Bulbs should be planted at around 10 cm deep and 10 cm apart.
Water in after planting with a liquid seaweed fertiliser.
After flowering, allow th foliage to die back naturally before removing.
In containers, use a general purpose fertiliser in late winter, and divide and repot every 3 years. You can plant the bulbs a little closer in containers if desired, however you may need to divide more frequently.
- Botanical Name – Narcissus Polly’s Pearl
- Common Name – Jonquil Polly’s Pearl
- Family – Amaeylidaceae
- Position – Full sun to a little shade
- Soil – Well drained.
- Height – To around 30 – 45cms. (10 inches plus)
- Spread – Clump forming over time
- Growth rate – Fast
- Foliage – Green.
- Flowers – Pearly white.
- Flowering time – Spring.
- Frost tolerant – Yes
- Drought tolerant – Yes.
AVAILABILITY – Bulbs are available for sale from late summer into early winter, check with listed suppliers.
Jonquil Polly’s Pearl is available for sale from the following nurseries
2 Jacksons Hill Rd, Menzies Creek VIC 3159
Hundreds of different varieties of daffodils as well as other beautiful spring & autumn flowering bulbs for home gardeners. Free colour catalogues available. Tulips, Daffodils,Alliums, Freesias, Iris and many other bulbs.