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Poet's Narcissus

Narcissus poeticus (13 Group)

Also known as

Pheasant's Eye, Pheasant's Eye Narcissus, Poet's Daffodil, Whitsun Lily, Narcissus

Narcissus poeticus 'Recurvus' by Meneerke bloem (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H6

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

20cm

20cm

Min

10cm

2 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

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Poet's Narcissus Overview

Narcissus poeticus (often referred to as Poet's Narcissus or Pheasant's Eye) is a species of daffodil native to Europe. It has narrow, channelled leaves with solitary, fragrant flowers that appear in late spring and that have pure white, slightly recurved, sepals surrounding small, red-rimmed yellow cup-shaped flowers. Narcissus poeticus bulbs should be planted outside - two to three times as deep as the bulb is long - in borders or containers in autumn, on a shallow layer of gravel or grit. They will flower best in a sunny position. They prefer a moist soil during the growing season but will die if too wet when dormant, so always provide good drainage when planting - especially on heavy soils.

Common problems with Poet's Narcissus

How to propagate Poet's Narcissus

Bulbs

Division

Special features of Poet's Narcissus

Attractive flowers