Data specific to Daffodils (Edit)
Division: Division 13 - Species (Botanical and Wild Variant)
Color: Perianth (Petals): Yellow
Color: Corona (Cups): Yellow
Description: 3 sepals & 3 petals, pale yellow, around a dark yellow trumpet of about the same length.
Bloom season: Spring
Height classification: Standard (12.8" to 26.6")
Hybridizer: n/a
Year of registration: n/a
Origin of name: False Narcissus

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Leaves: Glaucous
Spring ephemeral
Flowers: Showy
Other: More noticeable in a larger stand than single.
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: 2"-3"
Flower Time: Spring
Inflorescence Height: to 20 inches
Underground structures: Bulb
Uses: Cut Flower
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Other: Bulb is poisonous
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets
Pollinators: Moths and Butterflies
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Goes Dormant

Common names
  • Wild Daffodil
  • Species Daffodil
  • Lent Lily
  • Lent Daffodil
  • Daffodil
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Narcissus pseudonarcissus
  • Synonym: Narcissus sylvestris
  • Synonym: Narcissus serratus
  • Synonym: Narcissus renaudii
  • Synonym: Narcissus radians
  • Synonym: Narcissus minor var. cuneiflorus
  • Synonym: Narcissus festalis
  • Synonym: Narcissus cambricus
  • Synonym: Narcissus breviflos

  • Posted by Vals_Garden (Ontario, Canada - Zone 4b) on Feb 7, 2022 2:45 PM concerning plant:
    Our clumps of narcissus pseudonarcissus continue to confound us by emerging very early in the Spring from deep below the water of a spring-fed pond that fills further with snow melt. Sometimes the clumps have even bloomed under the water. With less snow each winter, I suspect I have missed the opportunity to photograph this phenomenon.

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