Species daffodil

Narcissus bulbocodium

Species daffodil - Narcissus bulbocodium

Common Name: Species daffodil
Genus: Narcissus
Species: bulbocodium

Category: Bulbs, Corms, Tubers & Rhizomatous Plants
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Makes good cut flowers, Suitable for growing in containers, Good for a rock garden

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.20 m (20 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.10 m (10 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Yellow
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: March & April

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained




    This is not easily recognised as a traditional daffodil but its bright golden trumpets give away its ancestry. A low-growing variety this is best suited to an alpine bed or rockery where it can be used as an early spring specimen. Alternatively pot it up and move it to a prominent spot when they start to flower.

  • Garden care: Wearing gloves plant bulbs 5-10cm deep and 5-10 cm apart in autumn. After flowering feed with a balanced fertiliser, dead-head the flowers but do not be tempted to cut back or tidy the foliage after flowering as this will interfere with the bulbs ability to store energy for the following year's flowers.


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