Common Name: cyclamineus daffodil
Zone: 4 to 8
Height: 0.75 to 1.00 feet
Spread: 0.50 to 0.75 feet
Bloom Time: April
Bloom Description: Yellow with orange-red trumpet
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Tolerate: Rabbit, Deer, Drought
Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Best in organically rich, sandy loams that drain well. Plant bulbs 4-6" deep and 3-6” apart in fall. After the flowers have bloomed, the top portion of each flower stem may be removed, as practicable, to prevent seed formation, but foliage should not be cut back until it begins to yellow. Flowers usually face the sun, so bulbs should be grown with any shade areas at the rear of the planting. Bulbs can be left undisturbed for a number of years.
Cyclamineus daffodil (Division VI). A cyclamineus daffodil usually has a long trumpet and extremely reflexed petals (reminiscent of cyclamens). ‘Jetfire’ rises 10-12” tall, blooming in early to mid-season (April in St. Louis). Flowers have reflexed, golden yellow petals and an orange-red trumpet.
No serious insect or disease problems. Bulb rot may occur in poorly-drained soils.
Best in beds, borders, wild gardens, open woodland areas, in front of shrubs or massed under trees. Best planted in quantity, i.e., from smaller groupings of at least 6 bulbs to large sweeping drifts. Mixes well with other spring-flowering bulbs.