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Miniature Daffodil Bulbs Jetfire

This dwarf daffodil has deep yellow petals and a corona that ranges from orange to red, creating floral fireworks when it blooms. (Narcissus cyclamineus)
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Height: 8" tall
Bulb Spacing: 6 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom Time: Early spring
Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Shipping: Shipping begins in September based on ground temperatures, coldest zones first.

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Orange and Yellow Miniature Daffodil Bulbs Jetfire, Narcissus cyclamineus, Daffodil
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Details
SKU 17DAF8
Common Name Daffodil
Botanical Name Narcissus cyclamineus
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Ships As Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Orange, Yellow
Mature Height 8" tall
Bulb Size 12/+ cm
Bulb Spacing 6 bulbs per sq. ft.
Planting Depth Plant 6" deep
Bloom Time Early spring
Plant Type / Life Cycle Perennial
Planting Season Fall
Soil Type Loamy Soil, Acidic Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Easy to Grow, Cut Flowers, Containers, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Ships to Canada No
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Description
This is the famous miniature that packs more color for its size than any other. Well-named Jetfire sizzles with deep yellow petals and a corona that ranges from orange to red. The swept-back outer petals indicates its parentage: That look is the hallmark of the wild species, Narcissus cyclamineus, from which Jetfire has been hybridized.

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?

About the Wild Daffodils. Like wild tulips which are more the size of crocus, most of the wild daffodils are tiny too. They're generally small wildflowers that have been hybridized by the Dutch into the big tall beauties we know today.

Unlike tulips which are native to Central Asia, daffodils are European wildflowers, native to areas of France, Spain and Portugal.

Holland is not the ancestral home of any bulb flowers. But it's the home of almost all the hybrids, since the Dutch hybridizers have not only created thousands of new flowers gardeners love, they've developed a huge national industry that supplies bulbs to gardeners worldwide.

To a wildgardener, of course, the original un-hybridized species (and their close hybrids) are all interesting, and even better, they're all dependably perennial. Plant them once, and they're there forever. Unlike the hybrids which develop bigger and bigger clumps each year, and have to be divided every few seasons for good bloom, the wild species simply spread, like they do in the wild. So there is absolutely no maintenance for the wild bulbs, once you get them established.

Here are the major wild species:
Narcissus tazetta
Narcissus triandrus
Narcissus pseudonarcissus
Narcissis jonquilla
Narcissus poeticus recurvus
Narcissus clyclamineus

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        4.0

        Beautiful but not super fiery

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        from Buffalo, NY

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        Pros

        • Accurate Instructions
        • Attractive
        • Healthy
        • Versatile

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          Comments about American Meadows Miniature Daffodil Bulbs Jetfire:

          I randomly interspersed these throughout my mini tete-a-tete daffodils, thinking the jetfire corona would be the only distinguishing feature and offer a pop of color that way. However, these are a good 3-4 in taller than the mini tete-a-tetes- which I am not complaining about, but I don't think these are a true "mini" then. The taller than expected size was not an issue for my garden and I appreciated the interest in size. I do wish some of my coronas were more vibrant, mine all bloomed a medium orange color, but that could always be due to soil composition. Still beautiful!

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          5.0

          Favorite of all my bulbs

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          from Yucaipa, Ca

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          Pros

          • Long Bloom Time
          • Low Maintenance
          • Reliable Growth

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            • Cut Flowers
            • Large Areas

            Comments about American Meadows Miniature Daffodil Bulbs Jetfire:

            The bulbs arrive healthly and ready for planting. They provide year after year beauty, reliability and splendor. The mini's are my all time favorite daffodil flower.

             
            5.0

            Adorable and reliable

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            from Beaverton, Oregon

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            • Vivid Colors

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              • Containers
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              Comments about American Meadows Miniature Daffodil Bulbs Jetfire:

              Really enjoy your bulbs

               
              5.0

              They bloomed perfectly

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              from NorthernVA

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              • Low Maintenance
              • Vivid Colors

              Cons

              • Short Bloom Time

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              • Raised Beds

              Comments about American Meadows Miniature Daffodil Bulbs Jetfire:

              They did bloom - they just didn't last as long as I expected. Could have been because of the usually weather in my area in March.

               
              5.0

              BEAUTIFUL!

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              from DURHAM NC

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              • Attractive
              • Fragrant
              • Hardy
              • Healthy

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                Comments about American Meadows Miniature Daffodil Bulbs Jetfire:

                GREW LIKE A LIKE CRAZY. MULTIPLE BLOOMS. STANDS OUT AGAINST THE PLAIN YELLOW VARIETIES.

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                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.

                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.

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

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                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) 270-5187 or Contact Us by email.

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