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Narcissus triandrus

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
nar-SIS-us TRY-an-druss
This plant has low severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

Orchid Daffodil is a perennial bulbous herb that grows up to a foot tall. It is easy to grow, showy, fragrant, and blooms in the spring. This plant has nodding concolorous flowers with reflexed petals and flat leaves, which are distinguishing characteristics of the plant. This plant has a spreading habit and is good for naturalizing. It is tolerant of heat and drought. It is intolerant of extremely wet conditions. This plant benefits from the addition of bone meal or superphosphate to the planting hole. Cut foliage back after it has browned naturally. This plant is pest and disease free due to its poisonous alkaloids content.

Quick ID Hints:

  • Perianth segments are reflexed
  • Flowers are concolorous: all white or all yellow
  • Usually 1-2 slightly nodding flowers per stem
  • Leaves are flat and very slender
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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#showy flowers#fragrant flowers#white flowers#low maintenance#rabbit resistant#mass planting#flower arrangements#deer resistant#beds#cutting garden#fantz#border front#under tree planting#HS302#problem for cats#problem for dogs#problem for horses
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#showy flowers#fragrant flowers#white flowers#low maintenance#rabbit resistant#mass planting#flower arrangements#deer resistant#beds#cutting garden#fantz#border front#under tree planting#HS302#problem for cats#problem for dogs#problem for horses
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Narcissus
    Species:
    triandrus
    Family:
    Amaryllidaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Bulb
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    France, Spain, Portugal
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    Resistant to pests and disease.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Bulb
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Habit/Form:
    Spreading
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Shape:
    Cup
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    Flowers are scapose, nodding, concolorous (white to pale yellow), up to 2 inches in diameter, and is subtended by a one-valved, membranous spathe. Flowers have a perianth tubular at the base with 6 segments. Perianth segments are yellow or white, reflexed, linear-oblong, entire, and cuneate. Corona's are cup-shaped, yellow or white, conspicuous, and undulate.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Width:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Description:
    Leaves are basal, strap-like, entire, erect, flat, bright green, and less than an inch wide.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Naturalized Area
    Small Space
    Woodland
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Mass Planting
    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