Daffodil

Narcissus pseudonarcissus

Lent Lily, Averill, Bell Rose, Bulrose, Chalice Flower, Common Daffodil, Daffy-Down-Dilly, Eggs And Bacon, Lent Cock, Lent Rose, Trumpet Narcissus, Yellow Crowbell, Tenby Daffodil, Buttercup, Lent-Lily

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A classic sign of Spring, this beautiful flower is native to Western Europe and is often seen in both gardens and woodlands. They're often picked for display indoors throughout the spring period. It makes an excellent food source for bees & other pollinating insects. It is also the official National flower of Wales. Flowers are small, measuring between 4-6cm and these are produced at a height of around 35cm.
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Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Spring

Fruiting time

Summer

Harvesting

Flowers can be picked for ornamental use throughout the flowering period.

Propagation

Division

Remove the offset bulbs when the leaves fade in early summer, then plant just beneath the soil surface immediately where wanted.

Seed

Can be grown from seed, but generally not done as flowering will take 5-7 years from seed.

Special features

Attracts useful insects

Attracts bees and bumblebees.

Special features

Origin

Western Europe

Natural climate

Temperate

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Uses

Ornamental

Grown in gardens thought the world for the lovely bright spring flowers.

Cut flower

Grown commercially for the cut flower industry.

Personality

Family

Amaryllidaceae

Flower colour

Yellow

Scent

Mild

Problems

Susceptible to slugs, narcissus fly, narcissus eelworm, bulb scale mite. May be affected by basal rot.

Related Problems

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