The wild daffodil is smaller than horticultural varieties with pale yellow flowers, with a darker central yellow trumpet. The long, narrow leaves are slightly greyish green in colour and rise from the base of the stem. The plant grows from a bulb and looks spectacular when planted in drifts. The flowers produce seeds, which when germinated, take five to seven years to produce a cheerful flowering plant.
Plant pointy end up, 10-15cm (4-6in) inches deep with three to four inches between each bulb. Dead-head the flowers, but do not be tempted to cut back or tidy the foliage after flowering as this will interfere with the bulbs ability to store energy for the following year’s flower. Likes full sun or partial shade and well drained soil.
Buy wild daffodil bulbs for spring or autumn planting.