Wild jonquil

Narcissus jonquilla

Photo/Illustration: 
Lee Anne White
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Wild jonquil (Narcissus jonquilla)
nar-SIS-us jon-KWILL-ah
Genus:  Narcissus
This Division 10 Bulbocodium species blooms late in the season, bearing up to 5 fragrant and nodding golden-yellow flowers. It has cylindrical, dark-green stems to 12 inches. It is good for naturalizing, and prefers neutral to alkaline soil.
Care:  Grow in average, well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade (see individual species for specific requirements). 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. Bulbs may be forced in autumn in a cold frame; plant with tops visible, keep moist, and when rooted, move to a cool greenhouse (less than 64°F).
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
6 in. to 12 in.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Growth Pace
Moderate Grower
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Fragrant Flowers,
Self Seeds,
Showy Flowers
Bloom Time
Spring
Flower Color
Yellow Flower
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Container,
Cut Flower,
Ground Covers,
Indoor Plant,
Naturalizing,
Poisonous,
Roadside,
Specimen Plant/Focal Point,
Suitable as Annual,
Waterside
Style
Cottage Garden,
Meadow Garden,
Formal Garden,
Rock Garden,
Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Tolerance
Deer Tolerant,
Frost Tolerant
Type
Bulbs

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