Autumn daffodil

Sternbergia lutea

Autumn daffodil - Sternbergia lutea

Common Name: Autumn daffodil
Genus: Sternbergia
Species: lutea

Category: Bulbs, Corms, Tubers & Rhizomatous Plants
Growth Rate: Fast growing

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.15 m (15 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.08 m (8 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Yellow
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: September & October

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

An autumn carpet of goblet-shaped luminous yellow flowers can be achieved over time with these delightful bulbs. They are incredubly floriferous in the right setting and will brighten up the drabbest autumn day. Plant them where they get loads of sun and won't get too wet in winter and they will multipy over the years to form generous drifts.

  • Garden care: Plant bulbs in naturalistic drifts 15cm (4in) deep in August to September in gritty well-drained soil that has had some muck dug in. Once planted leave undisturbed and allow them to form large clumps and only dig up and divide if flowering is impaired.