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Narcissus 'February Gold' (6) AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Bulb

Habit

Tufted

Toxicity

Ingestion may cause severe discomfort; skin irritant

Resilience

Hardiness

H6 (hardy - very cold winter)

Colour

Flower

Yellow in Spring

Foliage

Green in Spring

Size

Ultimate height

0.1-0.5 metres

Ultimate spread

0-0.1 metre

Time to ultimate height

2-5 years


Preferred common name

daffodil 'February Gold'

Family

Amaryllidaceae


Narcissus are bulbous herbaceous perennials with linear leaves and leafless stems bearing flowers, which may be solitary or in umbels, with 6 spreading perianth segments and a cup or trumpet-shaped corona

Cyclamineus daffodils have solitary flowers, with reflexed perianth segments and usually a long corona

'February Gold' is a perennial to 30cm in height, flowering in early spring, with golden-yellow flowers 7cm in width, the perianth segments slightly reflexed

Synonym(s)

  • Narcissus cyclamineus 'February Gold'

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun
  • Part shade

Aspect

  • South-facing, North-facing, West-facing or East-facing
  • Exposed or Sheltered

Cultivation

Plant at one and a half to two times its own depth in autumn. Will tolerate most soils but prefers moderately fertile, well-drained soil that is constantly moist during the growing season

Soil

  • Well-drained or Moist but well-drained
  • Acid, Alkaline or Neutral
  • Chalk, Clay, Sand or Loam

Propagation

Propagate by removing offsets as the leaves fade in early summer

Suggested planting locations and garden types

City/Courtyard Gardens, Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds, Cut Flowers, Low Maintenance, Patio/Container Plants or Wildflower meadow


How to care

Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

Susceptible to slugs, narcissus bulb fly, narcissus eelworm, and bulb scale mite

Diseases

May be affected by basal rot