Narcissus ‘Thalia’ crowned 2011 Bulb of the Year ahead of this seasons spring-bulb planting
Autumn has arrived and the spring bulb planting season is in full swing. If you’re looking for inspiration, plant the bold and striking Narcissus ‘Thalia’, elected by a stellar panel of gardening professionals at The International Flower Bulb Centre’s annual election as the 2011 Spring Flowering Bulb of the Year.
Emerging as the firm favourite, the Narcissus ‘Thalia’ won the title on its ability to thrive in light and shade and its multiple sweetly scented flowers which spring to life in May. The judging panel of gardening journalists and respected industry professionals agreed that the classic narcissus bloom was this year’s ‘must have’ bulb, to plant this autumn for flowering next spring.
Lucas Boreel, Area Manager for the International Flower Bulb Centre describes the Narcissus ‘Thalia’ as ‘everything a narcissus should be’. It’s lively, adaptable and perfect for naturalising. It is also good for perennialising, and will bring elegance to your garden year after year.’
Growing up to 30cm in height, this bulb variety is ideal for planting in borders or containers, as well as around trees and under shrubs. It should be planted in well drained soil, roughly three times the bulbs height deep, between September and the end of November, ideally in a sunny or only partially shady spot. Plant swathes of them under trees to bring a real splash of colour to your garden, or pot up lots of containers to put next to door ways or on terraces.