Sea Daffodil Seeds
Info: The striking, snow-white sea daffodil does not miss its effect. It belongs to the amaryllis family, originates from the Mediterranean region and grows there on sand dunes. Accordingly, it copes well with drought and shows its beautiful, trumpet-shaped, strongly scented flowers from the end of July on, even in very hot weather. They open in the afternoon and bloom until the next noon. When frost-free, it can form large bulb clumps after a few years, which then bloom especially profusely. Special feature: Its seeds are buoyant and can float in seawater for a long time.
Sowing & cultivation: Sowing starts in April under glass or in May outdoors. The soil must be very loose and sandy and must have good drainage. As a dune plant, the sea daffodil needs a sandy, absolutely permeable subsoil and is also suitable for rockeries if it has enough sand. It likes sunny and warm locations. Its water requirement is very low, in humid areas it should be protected from too much rain. It does not tolerate frost, so it should be wintered in cold areas in a cold house or garage.
|Botanical name||Pancratium maritimum|
|Sowing||from April indoors, from May outdoors|
|Location||Sunny, sandy soil, no frost|
|Germination temperature||16 - 20°C|
|Germination||10 - 21 days|
|Harvesting||July - October|
|Height||30 - 50 cm|