Narcissus 'Rip Van Winkle'

An extraordinary, yet beautiful dwarf daffodil, with highly-cut petals like a child's home-made tissue paper star. More
20 bulbs 260118-20 £6.95

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An extraordinary, yet beautiful dwarf daffodil, with highly cut petals like a child's home-made tissue paper star. It's invaluably early to flower with pretty buds flushed with green.

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Genus Narcissus
Group/Species Double

Have one or more flowers to a stem. Flowers have a clustered cup and petals. Click here for more information about narcissi divisions.

Variety Rip Van Winkle
Type Perennial
Common Name Daffodil
Border Position Container Garden
Bulb Size 10/12

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Soil Type Broad Tolerance
Scent Scented
Site Part Shade
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 15cm (6in)
Spacing Plant pointy end up, 10-15cm (4-6in) inches deep with three to four inches between each bulb.
Care Tips Plant anytime from August-November. Plant pointy end up, 10-15cm deep with 8-10cm between each bulb in borders (less in containers). After flowering deadhead but allow leaves to die back naturally to give the bulbs strength for the following year.
Flowering March
Vase Life Narcissi make great cut flowers lasting up to a week in the vase. I love them jumbled up in large jugs on the table. Be careful mixing with other flower types as their stems give off a compound that is toxic to other flowers and soak their stems in warm water before displaying to stop the 'goo' from running out.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Narcissus 'Rip Van Winkle' reviews

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Reviewed 5th August 2019 by Ruth

Really happy with bulbs all look good when in flower

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Margaret

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Reviewed 7th July 2019 by Hello Helen

Bulbs came up beautifully - very pretty..

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Reviewed 4th July 2019 by Hello Nigel

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Justine

They all flowered beautifully and good to have a slightly more unusual type.

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Reviewed 19th June 2019 by Jane

Stunning, again brilliantly packed bulbs, everyone flowered with the most beautiful ‘lacy’ heads. Can’t recommend Sarah and her company highly enough.

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Reviewed 19th June 2019 by Christina

I was very pleased with my purchase the flowers were beautiful. Thankyou Sarah.

Character and charm

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Reviewed 18th March 2017 by Tamie

From photos I thought these looked a little mad and in reality have found them to be a delightful surprise. I planted them around a mahonia Soft Caress. Their petals complement the mahonia leaves and this spot now draws the eye in its sprightliness. These narcissus are like small fizzy fireworks. A total joy! I will want more next year.


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Reviewed 17th March 2017 by Emma

This is such a gorgeous little daff. Will be ordering more next year.