Large Cupped Daffodil Bulbs Ice Follies

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This large-cupped beauty brings elegance to the spring garden with strong, white petals and a ruffled, yellow center. Make sure to plant extra for gorgeous spring bouquets! (Narcissus)

Zones 2 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow
Cut Flowers
Cut Flowers
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size 12-14" tall
Bulb Spacing6 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom Time Mid spring
SKU 30DAFG
This wonderful classic bi-colored daffodil has it all: Large flowers with large cups in clearly divided coloring. The background corolla of petals is particularly strong and straight, and the large cup gives the classic contrast. Fantastic for cutting, too.

Ice Follies ranks #3 in the Top Ten Daffodils produced worldwide. (Dutch Master/King Alfred is No. 1.)

Naturalizing Daffodils. Probably nothing in the gardening world is more foolproof and more rewarding than "naturalizing" daffodils. Because unlike most other garden flowers, these fantastic plants are super-easy to plant in fall, they don't care about soil, as long as it's well-drained, and they'll bloom beautifully for you with absolutely no work every spring after you plant them. Best of all, daffodils increase over the years, each bulb developing into a blooming clump. All you have to do is pick the spots. The one thing to remember is that you won't be able to mow that area until the tops die down. Everything else takes care of itself. In a new or established wildflower meadow, the wildflower plants grow up around the daffodils hiding the fading foliage, so there's no work to do. And if you're planting wildflower seed, what could be easier that to pop in the bulbs when you have the ground already turned?

Associated SKUs
30DAFG
30DAF8 (Bag of 8) - Out of stock.
Common Name Large Cupped Daffodils
Botanical Name Narcissus
Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Ships As Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Yellow, White
Mature Height 12-14" tall
Bulb Size 14/16 cm
Bulb Spacing 6 bulbs per sq. ft.
Planting Depth Plant 6" deep
Bloom Time Mid spring
Plant Type / Life Cycle Perennial
Planting Time Fall
Soil Type Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil, Acidic Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Easy to Grow, Cut Flowers, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Ships to Canada No
Daffodil Bulbs Comparison

What is a "Quality Bulb," and Why Does Bulb Quality Matter?

Flower bulbs come in a wide variety of sizes. It is important to get the largest, best quality bulbs you can find. Larger bulbs help to ensure success, producing larger and stronger plants with more flowers.

Several flower bulbs are part of the onion family, and because of this I like to use Onions as a representation of how important bulb size is. Which of the onions on your shelf go bad first? The smallest ones! Larger onions are more resilient, taking longer to dry out/rot and can withstand swings in temperature better. Flower bulbs are the same. Larger bulbs will withstand disease, draught, large amounts of moisture, and colder temperatures significantly better than the smaller ones.

Tulip Bulb Comparison

Here at American Meadows we are committed to providing you with the highest quality bulbs. This means we do everything we can to source the largest bulbs possible. Below is a comparison of bulbs purchased from three different retail stores:

Each of the glass tubes contains 20 Dutch Master Daffodils. Starting from the left, the first tube is what is sold here at American Meadows, the middle tube was purchased at a local “Home Supply” box store, and the third is another online retailer. The difference is easily noticeable.

The next picture is the same comparison, but with Tulip Bulbs:

Again, our bulbs are quite a bit larger than other retailers.

Other things to be aware of when it comes to bulb quality is making sure they are firm and without signs of external damage or cracking. Do your best to avoid bulbs that are already growing and have shoots or freshly grown roots. This is difficult when purchasing online, but if you are ordering through a reputable company, they should be checking for these things regularly.

Next time you are looking to buy bulbs, think about how much time you put into planning and planting your garden and then anxiously waiting for your flowers to grow and bloom. Don’t be disappointed after all that effort by planting sub-par bulbs. Buy the largest, firmest, disease free bulbs you can afford, and you will have the best possible results.

Further Reading:

Shipping begins in September based on ground temperatures, coldest zones first.

As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Fall bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial orders may arrive separately from bulbs and seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

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5.0

strong grower perfect blooms

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from CT

Pros

  • Good size bulbs

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Full Sun Behind Later Bl

    Comments about American Meadows Large Cupped Daffodil Bulbs Ice Follies:

    Use where fading foliage is hidden by later blooming plants or shrubs.

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    5.0

    To my amazememt, they all came up!!

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    from Georgia

    Comments about American Meadows Large Cupped Daffodil Bulbs Ice Follies:

    I believe every one of the daffadils came up. They made a pretty spectacular array in my garden and I was pretty amazed. I have not had that great luck in the past in buying from other companies. But I was very pleased this time. Because of a hurt arm, I was not able to get them in the ground at the proper time, usually in late October. It was late November of 2011 before I got them planted. So I just threw all of them in a long row I had predug I did not take alot of time with them, just throwing them because I could not bend down because of my arm. So I was pretty happy that they all bloomed.

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    5.0

    Crisp and clean in my spring garden!

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    from Greensboro, NC

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    Pros

    • Crisp bright white
    • Easy to plant maintain
    • Large perfect cups

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        Comments about American Meadows Large Cupped Daffodil Bulbs Ice Follies:

        I used these at the edges of several flower beds and loaded the space in front of them with grape hyacinths from American Meadows. Soooo many compliments! What a beautiful color combination! They were so striking together and lasted for weeks. I have dark pink and white azaleas in the beds behind them and the total affect was stunning. The main issue with bulbs, for me, is that you have to deal with the greenery until it completely dies before you cut it back. With these, I place small plugs of annuals like petunias or portulaca & lantana in between the bulbs and they grow to mask the greenery until I can cut it back. I plan to order more this year to put in other beds. A nice change from all yellow!

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        USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

        To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

        • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
        • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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