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
Tamara Daffodil Bulbs
From our wide range of quality bulbs comes the early flowering and classically shaped daffodil, 'Tamara'. These stunning daffodils bloom early in with bright yellow trumpets.
Reputed to be one of the earliest risers and bloomers, in some cases even as early as January, their trumpets blaze in a fantastic florid fanfare marking the end of Winter and the coming of Spring!
These bulbs are available to be bought alone, or in our 'Exotic Daffodils Mix' for an exciting and unusual springtime display!
Reaching around 35cm (14") in height, these flowers have a superbly striking appearance. This unmistakable appearance makes 'Tamara' perfect for placement as naturalised drifts in the lawn, equally well as it is as a border feature or in containers.
Their versatility and hardiness truly lends them to use in all kinds of locations from city courtyards, to patio containers all the way to traditional wildflower meadows. See the full variety of daffodil and narcissus bulbs we have available for sale.
- Height 35cm (14")
- Spread 20cm (8")
- Flower February-March
- Single headed
- Lemon yellow trumpet-shaped flowers
- Strap-like, green foliage
- Sweet scent
- 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 10cm (4") 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 are very low maintenance flowers and will continue to appear for years once established. They are clump forming so breaking of clumps for propagation and display maintenance may be desired in some cases, but otherwise these flowers will take care of themselves!
These flowers are susceptible to few pests and diseases, but those to look for in particular are: slugs; narcissus bulb fly; and basal rot.