Daffodil

Narcissus spp.

Jonquil, Narcissus

profile iconNarcissus Tête-à-Tête closeup
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profile iconNarcissus Tête-à-Tête closeup
by Meneerke bloem (CC BY-SA 3.0)
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Narcissus is genus of around 116 bulbous herbaceous perennial spring-flowering plants in the Amaryllidaceae family. Commonly known as Daffodils, these plants are native to Southern Europe and North Africa, with a centre of diversity in the Western Mediterranean basin. They are commonly found in meadow and woodland habitats and this genus includes species that have been cultivated as garden ornamentals for 100s of years. These plant produces strap-like, linear leaves and cheerful yellow, orange or white flowers. The flowers are composed of six spreading tepals and a central, sometimes in a contrasting colour, cup-like structure made of fused petals.

Planning

Flowering time

Spring

Propagation

Special features

Attractive flowers

Attracts useful insects

Attracts butterflies

Attracts bees

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Sand, Loam

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Personality

Family

Amaryllidaceae

Flower colour

Yellow, Orange, White

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