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
Irish Luck Daffodil Bulbs
Narcissus 'Irish Luck'
From our wide range of quality bulbs comes the modern classic 'Irish Luck'. Like a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow these long-flowering daffodils are true heralds of Spring time and brighter days to come.
Unlike the pot of gold at the end of a rainbow though, these daffodils are dependable and solid of substance - guaranteed to rise. With strong stems and faultless form to their blooms these plants are tough enough to withstand the most of bracing of British Springs.
Appearing during late winter all the way through to early summer (January until May), these flowers will brighten your garden, no doubt. As with all daffodils, 'Irish Luck' makes for an ideal cut bouquet to decorate the home. These bulbs are available to be bought alone, or in our 'Exotic Daffodils Mix' for an even more exciting and unusual springtime display!
Reaching around 35cm (14") in height, these flowers will stand out well in any display. The hardiness and unmistakable appearance of 'Irish Luck' makes it the perfect all-rounder: whether naturalised in lawn drifts, set in borders or potted or hung.
Its versatility and hardiness truly lends to its use in all kinds of locations, from city courtyards, to patio containers all the way to traditional wildflower meadows. See the full range of narcissus and daffodil bulbs we have available for sale.
- Height 35cm (14")
- Spread 20cm (8")
- Flowers throughout spring
- Single headed
- Golden yellow flower
- Green strap-like foliage
- Lightly scented
- Bulb Size 12-14cms giving 1 -2 strong flowering shoots in the first year
These bulbs are suitable for almost all types of soil and should be planted any time during autumn (from August to November) at around 10-15cm (4-6") deep, spaced around 13cm (5") apart, and preferably in full sun (no more than half shade).
They are very hardy and shouldn't need any further protection, but if planted shallower applying mulch may help protect against harsher winter frosts. These daffodils prefer moist yet well-drained soil, and overwatering should be avoided lest the bulbs become rotten and fail. Propagation is achieved by separating offsets and replanting as the leaves are fading in early summer.
These flowers are susceptible to few pests and diseases, but those to look for in particular are: slugs; narcissus bulb fly; and basal rot.