Hawera (Narcissus Hawera) daffodil bulbs for sale
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 ÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â– sometimes up to as many as six flowers - 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.
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.