Daffodil

Narcissus 'Intrigue'

Photo/Illustration: 
Michelle Gervais
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Daffodil (Narcissus 'Intrigue')
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Genus:  Narcissus

The newly opened blossoms of N. ‘Intrigue’ (1970, Zones 3–9) are a soft chartreuse-yellow. As they mature, however, the flowers become a luminous white and attract a lot of attention, especially when planted with a blood-red tulip like ‘Hollandia’. When combined with another soft-colored flower, like Hyacinthus orientalis ‘Lady Derby’, it creates a peaceful scene. An American-bred jonquilla-type daffodil with several flowers per stem, ‘Intrigue’ also has a wonderful fragrance. 

Care: 

Grow in average, well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. In autumn, plant bulbs from 1.5 to 5 times the bulbs' height (3 inches or more in cold climates). Under glass, grow in 1 part grit and 2 parts soil mix. Deadhead seed heads (except those of species, for dispersal) and allow leaves to photosynthesize for 6 weeks before cutting back, including plantings in turf. Lift and divide clumps if they become overcrowded or perform poorly.

Propagation: 

 Separate bulbs and replant in early summer or early fall.

Problems: 

 Narcissus bulb fly, narcissus nematode, bulb scale mite, slugs, narcissus basal rot, other fungal infections, narcissus yellow stripe virus, and other viruses.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Growth Pace
Moderate Grower
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Fragrant Flowers,
Showy Flowers
Bloom Time
Late Spring,
Spring
Flower Color
Primrose Yellow
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Container,
Cut Flower,
Suitable as Annual
Style
Cottage Garden,
Formal Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Tolerance
Deer Tolerant,
Frost Tolerant
Type
Bulbs

Narcissus 'Intrigue'