Spring Planting: we begin shipping in late April through May beginning with the warmest hardiness zones, so you receive your products at the proper time for planting.
Ismene festalis. Fragrant and whimsical Peruvian Daffodils are not a Daffodil at all, but a cousin to Amaryllis. The white trumpet-shaped flowers have several outer petals that extend crazily outward. Height 18-24". Bulb size 14-16 cm in circ. Hardy in Zones 8-9; elsewhere dig and store in a frost-free area.
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Plant bulbs as soon as possible, once you have received your shipment. Refer to the variety product page under the Growing Information tab for individual planting tips per bulb type. If you cannot plant right away, remove the bulbs from plastic bags and put them on trays with damp peat moss or sawdust in a cool, well-ventilated place until you have a chance to plant them. Do not let the bulbs freeze. Plant outdoors once the conditions are right for your hardiness zone.
Plant 4" deep and at least 12" apart in humus-enriched soil. Ismene is very sensitive to cold, so wait until after last frost to plant out in the garden or start them early indoors in a rich potting soil.
Lift the bulbs well before frost. Lay them on their sides in an airy spot till the foliage withers. Cut off the foliage and store upside down over winter in dry vermiculite or peat moss in cool (55-60°F, 10-15°C) location.