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.
Flowers can be picked for ornamental use throughout the flowering period.
Remove the offset bulbs when the leaves fade in early summer, then plant just beneath the soil surface immediately where wanted.
Can be grown from seed, but generally not done as flowering will take 5-7 years from seed.
Attracts useful insects
Attracts bees and bumblebees.
Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun
Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Grown in gardens thought the world for the lovely bright spring flowers.
Grown commercially for the cut flower industry.
Susceptible to slugs, narcissus fly, narcissus eelworm, bulb scale mite. May be affected by basal rot.