February Gold (Narcissus 'February Gold') daffodil bulbs for sale
February Gold dwarf daffodils, also known as Narcissus 'February Gold' or Narcissus Cyclamineus, offer early blooms of small and cheery yellow flowers. They form part of our dwarf daffodil bulbs collection.
As the name suggests, the February Gold brings an early burst of lemon yellow flowers in very early spring. Typically they flower from February to March, although they require a particularly mild winter to flower early. They bring a different perspective to the garden, with their short 'necks' presenting a single flower at an acute angle to the stem.
Their outer petals are 7cm in diameter and are slightly reflexed and a lighter shade of yellow from the darker yellow trumpets. Growing up to 25-30cm in height on a narrow leafless stem they are ideal for brightening up darker gardens, borders, rock gardens and beds, and look particularly stunning when planted in bold groups or placed in pots.
It is an old variety that is still very popular to this day, thanks to being one of the most reliable and hardy of daffodil breeds surviving very harsh winters.
How to grow
- When: plant in Autumn
- Position: full sun to partial shade
- Soil: best in moderately fertile, well-drained and moist soil. Keep soil constantly wet whilst growing. Consider a fertiliser starter.
- Depth: one and a half to two times the bulbs depth and 10cm apart
- Gardener's tip: dead-head after flowering and allow leaves to die back naturally. Propagate by removing offsets as the leaves begin to fade. Very good at naturalising.
Dating back to 1920-30, February Gold is one of the oldest varieties of hybrid dwarf daffodils, loved for their informality and vibrant colour; could there be a surer sign of Spring? They also work excellently as cut flowers, ideal for an Easter vase. The Royal Horticultural Society agrees, offering it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit.