|Little Gem - (1 Y-Y) division 1, trumpet; golden yellow and a terrific forcer, looks great in strawberry pots and in the early garden with other tiny, early blooming flowers; (10/12cm); whz 4-9; 4"-5"; 1938; early spring.|
Daffodils are the most cost effective, pest-free perennial plants available and make wonderful companions with other bulbs, perennials, annuals and flowering shrubs. They grow in almost all areas of the United States as long as there is a discernible winter. They are pest-free and when given ample sunlight, water and proper nutrition, will provide early spring color for many years. They are divided into 13 divisions according to their flower shape and heritage. Daffodils should be planted in full sun or at least half day (8 hours) of sunlight after the leaves are on the trees and should be planted 3 X the height of their bulb deep (3"-8"). MINIATURE DAFFODILS - not a separate division, those cultivars whose flowers are about 1" in diameter and are about 6" tall; most, but not all, are approved by the American Daffodil Society as being appropriate for the miniature list; we mention those that have been deleted from the miniature list. Whz 4-9 unless noted. (Note: climate, soil and site conditions will sometimes encourage some miniatures to grow above or below the normal 6").
Daffodil / Narcissus - Little Gem