Narcissus Poeticus type

("Daffodils / Jonquils")

Narcissus Poeticus type

Usually one flower to a stem. White petals sometimes stained with the corona (cup) color at the base, small flat cup edged with red. Fragrant.

What You Need To Know Before You Plant:

When Will This Flower Bloom?

Late Spring

When Should I Buy and Plant These Bulbs?


What Kind of Light Does This Bulb Prefer?

Full sun to partial shade

What Color Will the Flower Be?

See 'popular varieties'

How Far Apart Should I Plant These Bulbs?

3 in / 8 cm

How Deep Should I Dig?

7 in / 18 cm

How Tall Will It Grow?

12-16 in / 30-40 cm

Recommended Number of Bulbs Per Square Foot?


Is It Deer/Critter Resistant?


How Can I Best Use It in My Landscaping?

In flower beds, borders, under trees and shrubs, amongst perennials, in naturalized areas and as cutflowers.

Other Popular Varieties

'Actaea' (pure white, golden-yellow cup with a bright red edge) and 'Pheasant's Eye' aka 'N. poeticus var. recurvus' (white, yellow cup with orange-red edge).

About the Family

Narcissus Family

Narcissus is native to Europe, North Africa and Asia. The common English name is 'Daffodils'. In North America, and especially in the Southern US, they are also commonly called 'Jonquils' but strictly speaking that name only belongs to the rush leaved N. Jonquilla and varieties derived from it.

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