Common Name: jonquilla daffodil
Zone: 4 to 8
Height: 0.50 to 1.00 feet
Spread: 0.25 to 0.50 feet
Bloom Time: April
Bloom Description: Chartreuse yellow with cups maturing to ivory white
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Flower: Showy, Fragrant, Good Cut
Tolerate: Rabbit, Deer, Drought
Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Plant bulbs 4-6" deep in fall. Bulbs prefer a neutral to slightly acid soil. Propagation by bulb division is easiest. After flowers have bloomed, 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.
A jonquilla narcissus (Division VII). This jonquil rises to 8-12" tall and features 2-6, very fragrant, chartreuse yellow flowers per scape. The small cups of each flower turn ivory white as the flowers mature. Bulbs are easily grown, multiply rapidly and can be left undisturbed for a number of years.
No serious insect or disease problems. Bulb rot can be a problem in poorly drained soils.
This jonquil grows well in intimate groupings in rock gardens, in border fronts, near shrubs or trees, in wild gardens or in naturalized areas. May also be massed in long, sweeping drifts where space is available. Mixes well with other spring bulbs.