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Narcissus ‘Actaea’

May 2, 2010

The daffs have pretty much finished now, but rounding them off is possibly my favourite, Actaea. This is rather similar in appearance to the species poeticus var. recurvus – the pheasant’s eye narcissus – but being a hybrid has somewhat larger flowers and a generally more robust appearance.

Actaea has glistening, sweetly fragrant flowers and is one of the last daffodils to flower

They are glistening white with a very shallow, bright orange cup, added to which, they are delightfully scented – much fresher than the hyacinths, which are also flowering now. Be sure to order some in the autumn if you do not already grow it.