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common name: Daffodil
synonyms: Narcissus jonquilla 'Pipit'
poisonous or irritant
full sun, part shade
dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral
minimum temp: -15°C
USDA zone: 5 to 9
Small spring bulb, 2 or 3 sweetly scented, lemon yellow flowers with cups which quickly fade to cream or nearly white. Mid to late spring.
Best in moderately fertile, slightly alkaline, well drained soil. Needs reasonable moisture while in growth early in the year but dormant bulbs will survive drought and hot summers. Sun or part shade.
Plant bulbs at one and half times their own size or a little deeper. Allow foliage to die back naturally after flowering.
Separate and replant bulb offsets.
Division 7 Jonquilla and Apodanthus
Bred by Grant E. Mitsch, Oregon, USA, 1963. One of the "Bird" series.