Narcissus 'Actaea'

Narcissus 'Actaea'

Daffodil

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Narcissus 'Actaea'
  • Common name: Daffodil
  • Plant type: Bulb

Height: 45cm

Spread: 16cm

Flower colour:
  • White
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Flowers

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Narcissus 'Actaea' is a member of the poeticus division of daffodils. In late spring delightful single, fragrant white flowers are produced with flattened, bowl-shaped trumpets of yellow edged in red.It's a superb choice for growing at the front of a spring border or in pots as part of a spring container display.

For best results grow Narcissus 'Actaea' in moist but well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade. Plant bulbs at one and half times their own depth. The Royal Horticultural Society have given it their prestigious Award of Garden Merit.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade, Partial shade
  • Aspect: East facing, South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Front
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Maintenance: Prefers rich soil
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: Irritates skin, Purgative if ingested

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