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Narcissus x odorus

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
nar-SIS-us oh-DOR-us
Description

A hybrid of N. jonquilla with the Lent Lily N. pseudonarcissus, Narcissus x odorus is a perennial bulbous herb grows up to 1'4" tall. This plant blooms in mid spring. Its ridged leaves with inrolled form a semi-circle is the distinguishing feature. 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 to the planting hole. Plant 6 weeks before the first freeze, and plant 4-5 inched below the soil surface. Cut foliage back after it has browned naturally. This plant is pest and disease free due to its poisonous alkaloid content.

Quick ID Hints:

  • Leaves rolled, semi-circular
  • 1-4 flowers per stem, fragrant, all-yellow
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#showy flowers#yellow#heat tolerant#drought tolerant#yellow flowers#disease resistant#pest resistant#spreading#fantz#HS302#problem for cats
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#showy flowers#yellow#heat tolerant#drought tolerant#yellow flowers#disease resistant#pest resistant#spreading#fantz#HS302#problem for cats
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Narcissus
    Family:
    Amaryllidaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Bulb
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Spain
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Bulb
    Habit/Form:
    Spreading
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    Flowers are scapose, ascending, fragrant, up to 2" in diameter, and are subtended by a one-valved, membranous spathe. They are perianth tubular at the base with 6 segments. Perianth segments are yellow, elliptic, entire, and cuneate. Corona's are yellow, conspicuous, and are regularly lobed to nearly entire.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Width:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Description:
    Leaves are basal, strap-like, entire, erect, strongly keeled, bright green, and less than an inch wide.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Diseases
    Drought
    Heat
    Insect Pests
    Problems:
    Problem for Cats