The Tahiti daffodil is a popular bulbous-flowering plant that is widely grown in the CIS. This is a perennial, in need of adherence to planting dates, competent care, due to which the period of its life depends. To successfully cope with the cultivation of a daffodil, to obtain abundant pollen from it, you should familiarize yourself with the recommendations below.
Description and features of the variety
Terry, sunny Tahitian daffodil, will serve as a wonderful decor for the garden. The feeling of a sunny day in the garden is created, despite the weather conditions. Flowers can be cut and created with chic compositions. Bouquets of daffodils will stay in a vase for about a week.
The height of the tahiti peduncle is about 40 cm, the diameter of the inflorescences is 10 cm. The plant belongs to the Amaryllis family, the petals are orange-yellow, they have small dark red dots. This is one of the most beautiful varieties of daffodils, the color is considered classic with a touch of exotic.
When it blooms
Pollen falls in April-May, lasts 3 weeks. Towards the end, the flowers turn pale, but do not lose their aroma. In place of the inflorescence, a fruit appears, which is a fleshy box, of a tricuspid type, where the seeds are located. There are quite a few of them, but they quickly lose their germination. Seed should be collected carefully, without damaging the plant, keeping it in gauze. These seeds can be used for further cultivation of the crop.
The narcissist assumes a number of characteristics in cultivation. The variety prefers to grow in lighted areas, in drained soil and without drafts. It is advisable to choose a neutral soil, light, fertile. With a favorable location on the territory and caring for the crop, lush flowering is ensured.
Gardeners recommend planting jonquil in May or early June. If planted in the fall, as is often done in the South, it may not survive the cold. It is important that when planting, there is no threat of frost return. It is necessary to focus on the weather forecast. The earth should warm up to +15 degrees or more.
How to plant
You should adhere to the following algorithm of actions for the successful planting of a daffodil in the garden.
- Before planting, you should feed the soil with compost or humus. Daffodils do not tolerate manure, therefore, do not add this substance. It provokes attacks of beetles, the development of diseases. The soil should be prepared 2 weeks before planting, so that the earth has time to sink.
- Daffodils are transplanted with selected bulbs. Depending on the quality of the planting material, the period of life, the quality of the flowering of the culture, depends. Seedlings are treated with manganese solution 2 hours before planting in open ground. You can put it in a mixture of water and a rhizome growth stimulant, like Epin.
- The depth of the pits should be 12-20 cm, small bulbs should be planted 10 cm deep.
- After that, the earth is mulched, peat and humus are laid out in an additional 5 cm thick. Further, they put needles, sawdust, fallen leaves in a layer of 20 cm. This saves the daffodils from freezing. As spring comes, the mulch layer is removed.
Following the given agrotechnical rules, even inexperienced gardeners will be able to plant jonquil correctly, to achieve abundant, beautiful flowers.
Further caring for daffodils
Daffodils are a moisture-loving crop and need to be watered regularly. Frequent irrigation is especially important when there is no rainfall for a long time. In total, 2-3 waterings are done per week with settled water. The rest of the time, they loosen the area around the flowers with a hoe so that the earth is saturated with oxygen.
Diseased, damaged leaves must be removed, the same applies to faded buds. In one place, the daffodil grows safely for 6 years. After, a transplant is required to a new place. Plants are fertilized with nitrogen and potassium, immediately after planting and during pollen.
Narcissus of Tahiti is used in folk medicine and landscape design. The bulbs are dug up in July, washed, dried in the open air for a month, under a canopy. They should be stored in plastic containers.
Flowers are harvested as they bloom during pollen, April or May, dried in a ventilated place for 2 weeks. Their shelf life is about 1 year.
Decoctions and tinctures are made from these components. Recipes show high results in skin, inflammatory pathologies, various formations, mastitis. The bulbs or flowers are crushed, applied in gauze to boils, carbuncles.
Activities help tumors break through faster. Narcissus oil is used as an external remedy for hemorrhoids, pain in the knees, sciatica.
After flowering, the leaves do not fade for a long time, this is a plus for creating bouquets. To decorate the site beautifully, choose plants with thick leaves as neighbors. These include geranium, cuff, host.
Daffodils are widely planted in small groups, 5-7 pieces each. You can dilute the composition with Imuskari snowdrops to create a spring atmosphere. Alleys, alpine slides, curbs decorate with Tahiti daffodils. Flowers look especially harmonious against the background of masonry.