Narcissus is the botanic name for a genus of mainly hardy,
mostly spring-flowering, bulbs in the Amaryllis family native
to Europe, North Africa, and Asia. Daffodil is a common English
name, sometimes used now for all varieties, and is the chief
common name of horticultural prevalence used by the American
Daffodils are spring blooming bulbs.
Other Names: Jonquils, Narcissus, Lent
Lily, Jonquille, Narciso, Narcissus Pseudonarcissus,
Daffadown Dilly, Daffydowndilly,
Descriptions: Daffodils have 6 petals
that form a star shaped flowers with a cup protruding
from their center.
Size: Daffodils grow up to 18 inches tall.
Symbolism: Daffodil has contradictory
meanings, it represents unrequited love, vanity
as well as good fortune. Daffodils also symbolize
regard, chivalry and represents long lasting friendship.
Daffodils represent happiness and good wishes.
Grow Details: Daffodils are easy to grow
and an early bloomer.
Soil Type: Loamy
Soil PH: PH 6.0 - 7.5
Water: Light Watering
Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
Grow Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Height: Daffodils grow up to 18
Flower Colors: Yellow, White, Orange,
Propagation: Propagate through bulbs
Division/Transplants: Divide after
Blooming Period: Spring
Herbal Remedy Properties: Daffodils are
being investigated for the treatment of Alzheimer's
disease. Daffodils can be toxic and cause skin
irritation when handled or can cause sickness
or even death when ingested.
Native Area: Daffodils are native to Europe,
North Africa and West Asia.
Other: The ancient Greeks believed the
narcissus plant originated from the vain youth,
Narcissus. He died after becoming so obsessed
with his reflection in a pool he could not leave.
The Greeks say that the gods turned his remains
into the Narcissus flower.
Daffodil and Jonquil Gifts
|All Narcissus species have a central trumpet-,
bowl-, or disc-shaped corona surrounded by a ring
of six floral leaves called the perianth which is
united into a tube at the forward edge of the 3-locular
ovary. The seeds are black, round and swollen with
hard coat. The three outer segments are sepals,
and the three inner segments are petals.
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