When I think of narcissi, there are two particular varieties which immediately spring to mind and they both have an incredible scent…Bridal Crown and Erlicheer.
Coincidentally, when I was at New Covent Garden Flower Market on Monday, I came across both. There were homegrown Bridal Crown bulbs planted in pots at L.Mills and boxes of cut Erlicheer from the Scilly Isles at Pratley. And this month, the Narcissus is the Houseplant of the Month.
The Narcissus family includes both narcissi and daffodils. When we think of narcissi, we’re general referring to the bulbs with multiple florets on each flower head. Daffodils meanwhile tend to have a single bloom with a large trumpet. And there are lots of different varieties of both…in yellow and white.
Potted daffodils and narcissi really do add a welcome touch of colour to your home in the winter months. And narcissi blooms, in particular, have such a beautiful fragrance. Care wise, simply keep your bulbs in a cool place to help maximise the life of the flowers.
By the way, if you missed it first time round, do take a look at my YouTube video all about Narcissi and Daffodils.
* This post is brought to you in collaboration with The Flower Council of Holland. All the words are my own.
(Images : The Flower Council of Holland)