Elegant swept back petals on small compact plants. After several years with The Southern Bulb Company, some Narcissus have made a huge impression on me even though I have not seen them in some of the most historic sites. I feel as if these beauties must be offered by the company. One such Narcissus is the elegant, 12" tall 'Jetfire.' This daffodil has been around since the 1960s.
Blooms: Its swept back petals, bright colors, and March blooms will impress you as well, but even better, you will enjoy the multiplication that quickly takes place in your garden. This bulb, however, will need to be dug and separated every 3-5 years, which is a good opportunity to share some with your friends!
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.