Pheasants eye narcissus

Narcissus poeticus var. recurvus

Pheasants eye narcissus - Narcissus poeticus var. recurvus

Common Name: Pheasants eye narcissus
Genus: Narcissus
Species: poeticus var. recurvus

Category: Bulbs, Corms, Tubers & Rhizomatous Plants
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Makes good cut flowers, Has fragrant flowers/foliage, Suitable for growing in containers

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.35 m (35 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.10 m (10 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Red, White, 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


  • Other features: contact with the sap may cause skin irritation

    Fantastically fragrant pure white May flowers with windswept petals and tiny red-rimmed yellow cups. This old pheasant's eye narcissus is ideal for naturalising in grass. The small sweetly scented blooms associate well with other native wildflowers such as snake's head fritillaries and cowslips which once flourished on moist pastureland.

  • Garden care: Wearing gloves plant bulbs 10-15cm (4-6in) deep from late summer to early autumn.


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