WHAT: Jack Snipe narcissus glows in the late-winter garden with ivory-white flowers accented with golden-yellow trumpet centers and dark green foliage.
WHY PLANT IT: Nothing trumpets the arrival of spring like these early blooming miniature daffodils.
WHERE: Like most daffodils, Jack Snipe grows best in full to partial sun in well-drained, fertile soil with average moisture while it’s still in leaf.
HOW: Plant hostas or deciduous ornamental grasses nearby to cover the old foliage of the plants after they die back. While old flowers can be removed once they’ve faded, do not cut back foliage until it turns yellow, usually by early June. Plants will then go dormant until revived by fall rains.
Jack Snipe can be propagated by dividing once the leaves yellow. Bear in mind that masses or large clumps of these dainty little flowers will make the best display in your garden.
ACTUAL SIZE: Diminutive flowers are 1½ inch across and slightly angled on sturdy, 8-inch stems.
LEARN MORE: See www.greatplantpicks.org.
Source: Great Plant Picks