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Daffodil (cyclamineus cultivars)

Spring-Flowering Bulb

Also known as Cyclamineus Narcissus
Narcissus sp cyclamineus cultivars
Amaryllidaceae Family

Flowering in spring, daffodils are reliable, easy to grow, deer-resistant and great for naturalizing. Cyclamineus Daffodils have nodding blooms with strongly reflexed perianths and long cups. Flowers come in a wide variety of shades of red, orange, yellow, green, white, and pink.

Site Characteristics
  • full sun

Soil conditions:

  • requires well-drained soil
Prefers moist but well-drained soil.

Hardiness zones:

  • 4 to 9

Special locations:

  • outdoor containers
  • rock gardens
  • indoors as a houseplant - Bulbs can be forced inside for winter bloom.
Plant Traits

Lifecycle: perennial

Ease-of-care: easy

Height: 0.75 to 2 feet

Spread: 0.25 to 0.5 feet

Bloom time:

  • early spring
  • mid-spring
  • late spring

Depends on variety.

Flower color:

  • red
  • orange
  • yellow
  • green
  • white
  • pink

Foliage color:

  • medium green
  • dark green

Foliage texture: medium

Shape: upright

Shape in flower: flower stalks with upright spikes

Blooms borne on erect stems rising above the foliage, usually single but sometimes in clusters.

Special Considerations
Special characteristics:
  • deer resistant
  • non-aggressive
  • non-invasive
  • not native to North America - Product of horticultural selection.
  • fragrant - Some cultivars have sweetly scented blooms.
Special uses:
  • cut flowers - Some varieties are especially long-lasting.
  • naturalistic garden
Growing Information
How to plant:

Propagate by division or separation - Plants the bulbs 5" deep. Divide after flowering or in the fall.

Maintenance and care:
Deadhead the plants to keep appearance tidy. Do not cut back the plants until the foliage begins to fade (about 6 weeks). Apply low-nitrogen, high-potassium fertilizer after blooming if bloom performance was poor.

More growing information: How to Grow Bulbs

Narcissus bulb flies
Bulb scale mite

Narcissus nematode
Narcissus basal rot
Narcissus yellow stripe virus
‘Bartley’: 1 ½’ tall plants with reflexed, curled yellow perianths and long, golden yellow trumpet.

‘Beryl’: 8” tall, early-blooming plants with large, pointed yellow perianths segments and small, pale orange cup rimmed with darker orange.

‘Cazique’: 1’ tall plants with white perianths and pale yellow cup fading to cream with time.

‘Charity May’: 1’ tall plants with pale yellow blooms with reflexed perianths.

‘Cotinga’: 1’ tall plants with reflexed, pure white perianths and peach-pink cup rimmed with darker pink.

‘Dove Wings’: 1’ tall plants with cream colored perianths and pale creamy yellow elongated cups.

‘Elizabeth Ann’: 1’ tall plants with slightly reflexed white perianths and pink-rimmed white cups.

‘February Gold’: 1’ tall plants with golden yellow blooms.

‘February Silver’: 1’ tall plants with white perianths and pale lemon-yellow cup.

‘Foundling’: 1’ tall plants with white, reflexed perianths and pale rosy pink cups.

‘Jack Snipe’: 8” tall plants with reflexed white perianths and pale yellow cups.

‘Jenny’: 1’ tall plants with reflexed white perianths and long, tapered pale yellow cup fading to cream with time.

‘Jetfire’: 8” tall early blooming plants with bright yellow, reflexed perianths and orange cups.

‘Little Witch’: 10” tall plants with reflexed golden yellow perianths and golden yellow cups.

‘Rapture’: 1’ tall early-blooming plants with pale yellow blooms.

‘Tracey’: 10” tall early-blooming plants reflexed white perianths and pale yellow cups.