Narcissus 'Rip van Winkle'

Narcissus 'Rip Van Winkle'

Daffodil

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Narcissus 'Rip van Winkle'
  • Common name: Daffodil
  • Plant type: Bulb

Height: 14cm

Spread: 8cm

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

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Daffodils flower early in the season, bringing cheer to the garden when little else is in flower. Some cultivars flower as early as January, while others flower in late-March to April. By choosing carefully you can have daffodils flowering continually in your garden for up to four months.

Narcissus 'Rip van Winkle' bears unusual, muli-petalled, greenish yellow flowers that look very unlike any other daffodil. Its shorter height makes it ideal for planting at the front of the border or in containers, and it makes a spectacular cut flower.

For best results grow Narcissus 'Rip van Winkle' in moist but well-drained soil in full sun. Allow foliage to die down after flowering and mulch annually with well-rotted manure or compost.

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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