Daf­fodils and al­li­ums

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I love Nar­cis­sus ‘Felin­dre’ with al­li­ums (see main pic­ture). ‘Felin­dre’ is quite pricey, but worth it. It’s in the pheas­ant’s eye group, and has the usual su­perb scent and long vase life, but it is un­usual in hold­ing its head at right an­gles, rather than hang­ing de­murely. This makes for a bril­liant cut flower and gar­den plant and in both sit­u­a­tions it is good with the starry, airy al­lium ‘Pur­ple Rain’.

The or­ange rim of the cen­tral nar­cis­sus pe­ri­anth and its green eye are both ex­cel­lent in con­trast to the pur­ple al­lium.

You can also try al­li­ums such as the soft pur­ple ‘Vi­o­let Beauty’ with Or­nithogalum mag­num. These two flower at just the same time and the con­trast be­tween the

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