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Wild Daffodil

Narcissus pseudonarcissus

Also known as

Lent Lily, Chalice Flower, Averill, Bulrose

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

7a

USDA zone

-18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

10cm

10cm

Min

10cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

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Overview

A classic sign of Spring, this beautiful daffodil - Narcissus pseudonarcissus - is native to Western Europe and its nodding heads are often seen in both gardens and woodlands. It is often cut for display indoors throughout the spring period. Narcissus pseudonarcissus makes an excellent food source for bees and other pollinating insects and is the official National flower of Wales. Its flowers are small - yellow trumpets surrounded by pale yellow sepals. These daffodil bulbs should be planted - 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. Narcissus pseudonarcissus - known by many different common names, including Lent Lily - naturalise easily and will flower best in a sunny position. They prefer 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

Companion plants

Plant with other spring bulbs.

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.

Attractive flowers

Uses

Ornamental

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

Cut flower

Grown commercially for the cut flower industry.

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