Plant of the Week: Daffodil W P Milner

DSC01346I think this little daffodil is my favourite of all the minis.

It’s a very old variety, pre 1869, bred by Henry Backhouse and named for his brother-in-law. WP  is 8″ to 10″ tall and the flowers are  a pale lemony yellow to start but then fade to a delicate cream, the petals are slightly twisted and these, with its nodding flower heads are a lovely sight in the early spring, flowering March/April.

WP Milner is at home in the flower beds, on rockeries, in pots or allowed to naturalize in grassy areas or in light woodland. I grow mine in the borders and in pots and if I could only have one small daffodil it would be him!