The Narcissus 'Golden Echo' is a treasure among the jonquila family. It is slightly smaller than some of the large blooming daffodils in height, but that will make for a great late-blooming flower near the front of your garden border. The cluster of flowers on each stem add depth to the bloom.
Blooms: The Narcissus 'Golden Echo' will adorn your April garden with its blooms. The white petals surround the large, long, bright golden-yellow centers. The yellow cup "echoes" its color onto the white petals right at the base. Each bloom is 1-2" across so they are petite; however, they are often in clusters of 1-3 flowers on each 12-14" stem. This really allows the blooms to make a bold statement in your garden and serve as cut flowers as well.
Plant: Plant the bulb like most daffodils in 6+ hours of winter sun, well-drained soil, avoid standing water, and avoiding too much competition. Plant the bulbs about 2-3 times the size of the bulb (so if the bulb is 1 inch long, plant it 2-3 inches deep). If you are farther north and get very cold during the winter, you may want to plant it about 4-6 inches deep. Space the holes about 3-6 inches apart, and for a more natural looking display, consider planting 2-3 bulbs in each hole.
(The picture is the 'Golden Echo' daffodil with Muscari)
Landscaping Tip: Narcissus bloom at different times so as one daffodil is ending its bloom time another is just beginning. We like to say that "there is a bulb that blooms every week of the year in warmer climates." Your garden can have consistent flowers that you can enjoy inside or outside for months and carry you all the way from February through April.
Fragrance: This Narcissus has a light, sweet fragrance. This fragrance can add an extra dimension of beauty to the flower and make it more attractive to pollinators like bees and butterflies.