Mount Hood Daffodil - Pack of 10

Mount Hood Daffodil - Pack of 10

Narcissus 'Mount Hood'


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An heirloom bred in Holland and introduced in 1937, 'Mount Hood' is one of the glories of the early-spring daffodil garden. This large-flowered trumpet (Division I) variety offers lovely blooms that mature from cream to white. Compact, weather-resistant, and especially valuable for warm-climate gardens where many other varieties suffer, 'Mount Hood' deserves a place of honor in the sunny border.

'Mount Hood' reaches 15 to 17 inches tall, with flowers that can reach up to 4 inches wide. The perianth is ivory-white and the corona primrose-yellow to cream upon first opening, but as time passes, the cup bleaches to pure white -- a lovely effect in a large sun-and-shade planting, where some bulbs open slightly later than others, so that both colors are present at once!

It has been noted by generations of gardeners that 'Mount Hood' fares better in the south and west than many other daffodil varieties. The bulbs multiply readily everywhere, but seem less troubled by the shorter, warmer winters of the south and west than most others. Still, bury them deep if you live in a warm climate -- they need their "chill time"!

Rely on this heirloom favorite for cutflowers and container displays as well as garden groupings. 'Mount Hood' is long-lasting and dependable, a good choice for greeting spring with a grand flourish!

Easy to plant, carefree to maintain, and increasing in beauty each year, daffodils are a must-have in every garden. Nibbling animals leave them alone (the bulbs are poisonous), pests and diseases do not trouble them, and they multiply over time in sites where they are content. Even a modest planting this fall will spread into great drifts of color over time! Make 'Mount Hood' part of your permanent landscape; reserve your bulbs today. Plant about 5 bulbs per square foot. Zones 4-8. Pack of 10 bulbs.

Planting Spring-Blooming Bulbs

With Wayside’s bulbs, growing gorgeous flowers is as easy as Dig, Drop, Done.


Dig:

The first thing you want to do is pick your spot and dig the hole for your bulbs. Avoid places with standing water, as this could cause bulb rot. A good rule of thumb when planting is to dig down 3 times the height of the bulb, but you should follow the specific instructions for your bulb. Make sure to space out your bulbs to give your plants the right amount of room to grow later.

Drop:

Now put your bulbs in the ground, pointy side up. For fall planting, be sure to get the bulbs in before the first frost. For spring planting, the time varies by plant. Afterwards, cover the bulbs with soil and then water them in. This helps wake the bulbs up from dormancy and get them growing again.

Now you’re Done!

Just sit back and wait, and in the spring your bulbs will sprout up and reward you with their beautiful blooms throughout the season. Growing flowers from Wayside bulbs really is that easy!


Videos courtesy of the Dig Drop Done Foundation.