How to grow Jonquils

Jonquils

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Jonquils (Narcissus)

Jonquils reliably pop up every August with a blast of perfume. They are the easiest to grow of all the garden bulbs, as can be seen in neglected gardens where hardy survivors still bloom in late winter. Each flower has a little cup surrounded by six pointed petals. Jonquils come in white, cream and bright yellow. Sandra’s favourite is ‘Paperwhite’ which has ivory petals and cups. Wait until foliage has died back before tidying up and feed with bulb food as they die down. 

 

Text: Linda Ross

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Author: Linda Ross