I just wanted to let you know my plants have arrived today as promised. I have unpacked them and they are wonderful, I am so pleased with them. They are much bigger than I expected and in tip-top condition. Thank you so much. I also think they are really excellent value for money – I buy most of my plants on-line (living in Cornwall the choices are a bit limited) and I had looked for Hydrangea seemannii at my usual on-line supplier but they were so expensive I was a bit put off. Ten pounds per plant more (!) Then I searched around and found you – your plants were considerably cheaper and larger so I was a bit worried they might fall short of the mark. But… absolutely no worries on that front. In fact I bought two seemannii from the other supplier earlier this year (I think they are a very ‘useful’ plant, particularly for someone who lives in a walled garden) so can do a direct comparison. Interestingly, they are smaller than yours now even though they have been in the ground and well cared for, for more than six summer months. Many thanks, excellent service and terrific plants – I will be back..!Debbie Frost
Dwarf Hawera Daffodil Bulbs
The Hawera dwarf daffodil, also known as Narcissus Hawera, blooms with pale to canary yellow flowers and is the latest flowering of our dwarf daffodil bulbs collection.
This miniature narcissus has a special charm, producing nodding and fragrant yellow flowers with many flowers - sometimes up to as many as six - to each short 25cm stem. This combines with flowers that open in succession, meaning blooms can last for a few weeks.
It also flowers later than many of its dwarf daffodil cousins, typically blooming from late March to early May and offering a sweet scent. It is characterised by 6 spread-out star shaped perianth segments and a slightly shorter cup or trumpet-shaped corona.
A particular hardy daffodil, it can survive harsh winters and is an ideal plant for a variety of settings such as rock gardens, borders, window boxes and plant pots. Its durability also makes it ideal for naturalising, when it can happily thrive for several years. See the full variety of daffodil and narcissus bulbs we have available for sale.
How to grow
- When: plant in late Summer to Early Autumn
- Position: full sun to partial shade
- Soil: able to tolerate most soils but best when planted in moderately fertile and well drained. Keep soil constantly wet whilst growing. Consider a fertiliser starter.
- Depth: one and a half to two times the bulbs depth, 12-20cm
- Gardener's tip: dead-head after flowering and allow leaves to die back naturally. Propagate by removing offsets as the leaves begin to fade.
Bred as a hybrid, its Jonquil parent provides its elegance and scent. 'Hawera' was bred on New Zealand's North Island in the Taranaki Region, and as a result is happier in drier and sunnier spots than its other cousins. Don't let the fierce Maori name fool you though; it's a great neighbour, mixing well with other daffodils and tulips. Given the Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society.