You are helping us clean our rows by buying bulbs "in the green" as they say. While we dig we're offering a 10 for $10 sale on jonquils, campernelles, snowflakes, and Grand Primos. We'll ship them to you "in the green" meaning they still have foliage on them. Go ahead and plant the bulbs as soon as you receive them. The foliage will die down naturally as the bulbs go dormant for the summer. Digging now might set the bulbs back for a year, but they will rebound and you'll have them blooming in your garden for generations.
Often dubbed the "Giant Jonquil," gardeners treasure the campernelle for the wonderful fragrance and golden blooms. Clusters of small rich colored dark yellow trumpets top the foliage, and truly look like a vein of gold going through the landscape. They bloom in late February, and add such flavor, fun, and beauty, that they truly are worth their weight in gold. As I travel the back country roads across the nation, one of my favorite scenes is the broken down gate, barbed wire fence, falling over structure, and thousands of golden blooms thriving despite the neglect.
Narcissus x odorus
'Campernelle' bulbs are hybrids, and receive their fragrance from the Jonquil and the large blooms from its other parent, the Lent lily. Gaining characteristics from both mom and dad, the large foliage is not exactly cylindrical and not all the way flat, but a combination somewhere between the two. The dark green foliage is attractive along with the large golden blooms that show up around mid-February or the beginning of March. This is truly a winner for your pots, garden, border, fenceline and meadow.