The soil in one part of my south-facing front garden is heavy clay. Although most sources state that hemerocallis need a “moist but well-drained soil”, several different varieties having been growing here quite happily for more than ten years. In an attrmpt to extend the seaon of interest, I added some narcissus ‘Tete-a-tete’ a couple of years ago
These flower in late February or early March, carrying two flowers on each stem. While the effect was good, I felt I needed to add a bit of variety to all the yellow flying around. After much research, looking at photos online and vendor’s websites, I found narcissus ‘Toto’
This variety is marginally taller than ‘Tete-a-tete’ and starts flowering a few days later, but has the same trait of often carrying more than one bloom per stem. This year was the first opportunity to see if the combination works
Yes, I like the effect. Maybe one or two more clumps of ‘Toto’ are required, but for now I’m a happy gardener.