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Trumpet Daffodil Narcissus pseudonarcissus

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nar-SIS-us soo-doh-nar-SIS-us
This plant has low severity poison characteristics.
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Description

Trumpet Daffodil is a perennial bulbous herb that grows up to 1 1⁄2' tall. This plant blooms in early spring. Single flowers have a corona tube as long as or longer than petal length, a distinguishing feature of this plant. This plant has a spreading habit and is good for naturalizing. This plant is tolerant of heat and drought. It is intolerant of extremely wet conditions. It benefits from the addition of bone meal or superphosphate added to the planting hole. Plant 6 weeks before the first freeze, 4-5" below the soil surface. Cut foliage back after it has browned naturally. This plant is pest and disease resistant due to poisonous alkaloids content.

Quick ID Hints:

  • Corona (trumpet) is as long or longer than perianth segments
  • 1 flower per stem
  • Usually concolorous and yellow

 

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  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Narcissus
    Species:
    pseudonarcissus
    Family:
    Amaryllidaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Bulb
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Europe
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    Resistant to pest and disease.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Bulb
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Habit/Form:
    Clumping
    Erect
    Spreading
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Available Space To Plant:
    Less than 12 inches
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Shape:
    Trumpet
    Flower Size:
    3-6 inches
    Flower Description:
    Flowers are scapose, horiztonal to drooping or ascending, fragrant, up to 4" in diameter, and subtended by a one-valved, membranous spathe. Flowers have a perianth tubular base with 6 segments. Perianth segments are yellow or white, spreading, elliptic-oblong, entire, and .8-1.4". Corona is yellow or white, conspicuous, subentire to 6-lobes, and .6-1.7" in size.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Gray/Silver
    Green
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Width:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Description:
    Leaves are upright, strap-like, basal, linear, entire, erect, glaucous, flat, and less than an inch wide.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Diseases
    Drought
    Heat
    Insect Pests
    Problems:
    Problem for Cats
    Problem for Dogs
    Problem for Horses
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    Low
    Poison Symptoms:
    Vomiting, salvation, diarrhea; large ingestions cause convulsions, low blood pressure, tremors, and cardiac arrhythmias. Bulbs are the most poisonous part
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Lycorine and other alkaloids
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    No