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botanical name:
Narcissus pseudonarcissus
Narcissus pseudonarcissus © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Lent Lily, Wild Daffodil
synonyms:  Narcissus lobularis, Narcissus pseudonarcissus 'Lobularis'
family:  Amaryllidaceae
characteristics: perennial, scented/aromatic
height: 0.30m
width: 0.20m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bulb/corm
leaf colour: green
flower colour: yellow
stem/bark: green
main season: Spring
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -15°C
USDA zone: 5 to 9
description:
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.

cultivation:
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.

propagation:
Separate and replant bulb offsets.

usage:
Good for naturalising in grass or woodland.

other notes:
Division 10 - Bulbocodium
Native to meadows, hillsides and woodlands of Western Europe, including Britain.

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