Common Name: poeticus daffodil
Zone: 4 to 8
Height: 1.00 to 1.50 feet
Spread: 0.25 to 0.50 feet
Bloom Time: April
Bloom Description: White petals with yellow cups edged in red
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 5-6" 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. This cultivar does better in wet, poorly drained areas than most other narcissus.
A poeticus narcissus (Division IX). This daffodil rises to 15-17" tall and features flowers with white petals and small, golden yellow cups rimmed with red. Flowers are spicy fragrant. Bulbs are easily grown, multiply rapidly and can be left undisturbed for a number of years.
No serious insect or disease problems.
This daffodil grows well in 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. Unique tolerance for wet conditions makes this daffodil suitable for planting in wet areas where most bulbs can not survive.