You have just a few days to enjoy the beautiful, yellow, fragrant Peruvian daffodil. It isn't common in cultivation, and this is the best I have ever seen this rarity flower, so I extend my congratulations to the team in Glass.
Matt Pottage explains:
"The Paramongaia is known as the Peruvian Daffodil. It is native to rocky hillsides, hence we are growing it in a mix of grit, loam based compost, and I also mix in some coir, as it would have a topdressing of organic matter in habitat from leaf debris.
"The bulbs are being liquid fed when in growth, and watered freely as required. They rest during the spring and summer months, in the tropical service house, where they need a warm but dry rest period.
"In habitat on exposed cliff faces the plants have good air circulation and wind around them. Obviously that’s harder to achieve under glass, and I fear that is the reason why the foliage is rather floppy and lax. Next year I’ll position them closer to a fan in the service house!
"The flowers are lasting around 6-7 days, and have a lemon meringue pie / candy floss scent! Or so I think!
"They cause us little problems with pests. The mealybug even seems disinterested in them."
Don't miss it! And while you're in the Glasshouse, you can also enjoy our famous chrysanthemum display which this year also includes Shanghai cultivars. Click here for more information.