RHS Garden Trials finds the best flowering daffodils to plant now and how to grow them

It’s time to plant spring daffodils. But which do you choose if you want shorter varieties that can easily fit into pots among other favorites, or provide a pop of color in a raised bed or rockery?

The RHS has just announced the results of its garden trials of shorter daffodils, with the top 12 trees receiving the prestigious RHS Award of Garden Merit (AGM). Here are five of the best.

Narcissus “curly head”

This double dwarf daffodil grows to 15 cm tall, and blooms in early to mid spring. The flowers are a mass of petals in two shades of yellow.

Trials Forum Comments: Great. Fully double flowers of good texture. Very impressive, straight and tidy. Masses of flowers both trial years. Also makes a good pot for plants.

Plant Combinations: This small double daffodil will look good in pots on its own or is perfect for mixing with violas, which also have a low habit. In bounds it can follow snowdrops, and it is best to be in the foreground where its beautiful habit can be seen. Like all small bulbs, it fits well with Mediterranean plantings such as lavender and thyme, as well as small hops.

Narcissus “The Feeling of Moonlight”

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