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common name: Lent Lily, Wild Daffodil
synonyms: Narcissus lobularis, Narcissus pseudonarcissus 'Lobularis'
poisonous or irritant
full sun, part shade
dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -15°C
USDA zone: 5 to 9
Very variable bulbous wildflower, erect, strap-shaped, usually glaucous, mid-green leaves and flowers with yellow trumpets surrounded by narrow, twisted, creamy perianth segments, but can vary from white to deep yellow. Early spring flowering and leaves usually die back by mid-summer.
Best in moderately fertile, 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.
Good for naturalising in grass or woodland.
Division 10 - Bulbocodium
Native to meadows, hillsides and woodlands of Western Europe, including Britain.