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Jonquilla Daffodil

Narcissus 'Dickcissel'

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This miniature daffodil opens in very late spring. Its cup changes from yellow to white after the flowers open.

CareGrow 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.

  • Genus : Narcissus
  • Zones : 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Plant Height : 6 to 12 inches
  • Plant Width : 6 to 12 inches
  • Plant Type : Bulbs
  • Uses : Containers
  • Tolerance : Deer Tolerant
  • Bloom Time : Early Spring, Spring, Winter
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Growth Rate : Moderate
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
  • Flower Color : White, Yellow

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