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Wild Jonquil

Narcissus jonquilla (13 Group)

Also known as

Jonquil

Partial Shade
Easy care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

7a

USDA zone

-18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

30cm

Max

10cm

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a strong fragrance

Wild Jonquil Overview

Narcissus jonquilla - Wild Jonquil, or just Jonquil, as it's also known - is a bulbous plant that has long slender leaves. Its flowers appear in spring, as clusters of small, very fragrant, deep yellow, flat cup-shaped flowers. Narcissus jonquila 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 Wild Jonquil

How to propagate Wild Jonquil

Bulbs

Division

Special features of Wild Jonquil

Attractive flowers

Attracts useful insects