Do you have an area that receives sun in the spring but becomes shady later on when deciduous trees unfurl their leaves, or a garden that faces east and only receives morning light? If so, it's a perfect spot to grow Daffodils and Hostas together. Our collaboration for partial shade includes 100 bulbs of The Works Daffodils for the North plus The Emerald Isle collection of 20 Hosta plants. We'll ship your Hostas and bulbs in the fall at the right time for planting in your area, with full instructions.
We call our Daffodil Mixture for naturalizing ‘The Works’ because that’s what it is. Among its 100 bulbs are strong-growing and colorful Trumpets, the all-time favorites of the Daffodil world; Large-cups; Split-cups, whose broad, ruffled blooms are far tougher than they look; dainty and fragrant Tazettas and Cyclamineus forms with nodding blooms and fine foliage; and an array of double-flowered forms and bicolors that will make you think of Orchids and Peonies. The mixture is made of top-size bulbs of at least 30 varieties, never more than five of each, to represent the very best from the world of Daffodils. These vigorous varieties will settle in quickly, bloom hugely their first year, then actually increase their numbers in years to come for a permanent display that is immune to pests, deer, and weather. They require a spot that's sunny in spring and has well-drained soil and are happy in meadows, paths, woodland edges, and mixed borders.
Shade is calm and cool and restorative on a summer day, but it needn’t be dull. Serene beauty can be had even in a tricky site like the dry shade of deciduous trees with our Emerald Isle Hosta collection, which offers 20 bareroot plants, five each of four varieties that collectively comprise the deep colors, smooth textures, and elegant traceries found in the best Hostas. In shade or partial shade, and practically any soil, these rugged plants will prosper formidably and create a summer oasis. One collection overs about 55-60sq ft.