'Carlton' is our best chance for a large, repeating, yellow trumpet shaped daffodil. This bulb will come back year after year as it multiplies. It rings the nostalgic "daffodil" note that so many long for in their gardens. Plant with 'Ice Follies' for an enjoyable combination that will give your March garden a color impact that will stop a passer-by every time! This amazing bulb has been around since 1927!
The Narcissus 'Carlton' looks amazing with the Muscari 'Grape Hyacinth' next to it. Yellow will catch your eye, but it is the purple that keeps you looking. Purple and yellow are complementary colors on the color wheel so they look good together naturally.
Plant: 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.
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.