Sternbergia lutea

Sternbergia lutea

Autumn daffodil

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Sternbergia lutea
  • Common name: Autumn daffodil
  • Plant type: Bulb

Height: 15cm

Spread: 8cm

Flower colour:
  • Yellow
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Flowers

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Autumn daffodil, Sternbergia lutea bears large rich golden-yellow goblet-shaped flowers in autumn. It's ideal for growing en masse to form carpets of flowers when little else is in bloom. 

Native to Greece and the eastern Mediterranean, grow Sternbergia lutea in free-draining soil in full sun, ideally sheltered from cold winds and hard frost by a sunny wall.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Front
  • Hardiness: Half hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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