1 (888) 847-8637
Generic filters
Search in title
Search in content
Filter by Custom Post Type
Products
Pages
Posts
Filter by Product Categories
All Bulbs
Allium Bulbs
Apparel
Bulbs for Cutting
Bulbs for Naturalizing
Bulbs for the South
Daffodil Bulbs
All Daffodil Bulbs
Daffodil Blends
Daffodil Bulbs for Naturalizing
Daffodil Bulbs for the South
Double Daffodil Bulbs
Fragrant Daffodil Bulbs
Gold Standard Daffodil Bulbs
Jonquils
Landscape-Size Daffodil Bulbs
Miniature Daffodil Bulbs
Uncommon Daffodil Bulbs
Deer Resistant Bulbs
End-of-Season Specials
Featured This Week
Hyacinth Bulbs
Indoor Bulbs
Amaryllis Bulbs
Paperwhite Bulbs
Peruvian Amaryllises
New This Fall
Paperwhites
Planting Tools
Rodent Resistant
Shade Tolerant Bulbs
Shop by Bloom Time
Early
Early-Mid
Late
Mid
Mid-Late
Very Early
Very Late
Shop by Color
Apricot
Blue
Cream
Green
Lavender
Maroon
Orange
Pink
Purple
Red
White
Yellow
Specialty Bulbs
Color Your Grass™
Crocus Bulbs
Grape Hyacinth Bulbs
Other Spring-Flowering Bulbs
Tulip Bulbs
All Tulip Bulbs
Cubed Tulip Blends
Cut Flower Tulip Mixes
Darwin Hybrid Tulip Bulbs
Double Tulip Bulbs
Perennial Tulip Bulbs
Squared Tulip Blends
Tulip BedSpreads®
Tulip Blends
Tulip Bulb Singles
Wild Tulip Bulbs

Added to Your Cart

Daffodil Mary Gay Lirette

Order Subtotal: $

View Cart

Daffodil Mary Gay Lirette

“Is that really a daffodil?” That’s what passersby will ask when this split-corona steps onto the spring stage. Mary Gay pushes past the classic cups and saucers to stand in her own spotlight.
Deer and Rodent Proof

Item # 3908
Height 14—16 inches
Sunlight Full (6+ hours sun per day)
Soil Well drained
Flower Color White with Yellow turning Apricot
Bulb Size 12cm+
?
Bulb size is determined by the circumference around the largest part of the bulb. Colorblends only delivers top size bulbs. Large bulbs produce more or larger flowers than small bulbs.
USDA Zones 3a—7b
?
Hardy in USDA zones 3a to 7b in the South or 9b on the West Coast.
Bloom Time Early
Bloom times are relative within the spring bulb season, which varies from place to place and year to year. They are intended to help you plan a sequence of bloom from Very Early season to Very Late season. About two weeks separate Early from Mid and Mid from Late. The start and duration of bloom is heavily dependent on the weather. Warm temperatures speed up growth and flowering; cold temperatures slow them down.
i
  • early
  • mid
  • late

Sorry, Daffodil Mary Gay Lirette is not available.

Planting Instructions

To get the most from daffodils, follow these 3 basic rules:

  1. Plant them where they will get at least 6 hours of direct sunlight, even after they have finished flowering and the trees have leafed out. Daffodils need lots of sun after they bloom to produce next year’s flowers.
  2. Plant them in soil that drains well. Avoid areas where water stands after a rainstorm.
  3. After daffodils flower, wait at least 8 weeks—until the leaves turn yellow — before cutting them. Never tie or braid daffodil foliage. This year’s leaves = next year’s flowers.

If you want to naturalize daffodils (i.e., plant them so that they look as though they had sprung up on their own), we suggest that you set them out in drifts (not in blocks or lines) and that you space the bulbs farther apart than recommended on the bag label (to allow room for the clumps to increase in size). If you want to naturalize daffodils in a grassy area, you must wait to mow until their foliage has turned yellow, which means allowing the grass to grow very tall.

Depth of Planting Hole 4 inches
Spacing 3 inches apart

Education Center

The Myth of the King Alfred Daffodil

Many daffodil enthusiasts might be surprised to learn that fewer than 500 true King Alfred bulbs are commercially produced each year.
Read More

Bulbs and Broadened Horizons: The Accent is on Bulbs

You already know what bulbs can do in spring. But what you might be missing is all their feats during the rest of the growing season.
Read More