There are two varieties of Narcissus campernelle, a single flowering form, and a double form. These are very old hybrids the single form dating back to the 17th century.
Flowering in spring with fragrant yellow flowers it is a very easy care plant and will multiply to form a clump over time.
It grows well in containers as well as in the garden and given a well drained soil and a sunny position it is happy.
- Best planted in full sun to a little afternoon shade.
- Dig the soil over well before planting and add a little well rotted compost.
- Plant the bulbs at around 10 – 15 cm deep.
- Water in well with a liquid seaweed fertiliser.
Easy by division. Daffodil bulbs can be lifted and divided after the foliage has died right back in late summer to winter. They are best replanted as soon as possible as this an early flowering variety.
- Botanical Name – Narcissus x odorus ‘Campernelle’
- Common Name – Campernelle Daffodil.
- Family – Amaryllidaceae
- Position – Full sun to part shade
- Soil – Well drained, humus rich soils.
- Height – To around 30 cm
- Spread – Clump forming as bulbs multiply.
- Growth rate – Medium.
- Flowers – Golden yellow.
- Flowering time – Spring.
- Foliage – Mid green.
- Frost tolerant – Yes, in areas prone to very heavy frosts, mulch over the bulbs.
- Drought tolerant – Yes, once established.