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Sternbergia lutea

Autumn daffodil

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Key information

Plant type

Summer/autumn blooming bulb

Flower colour

Yellow

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Half hardy

Skill level

Experienced

Sternbergia lutea

Plant details

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.

Family: Amaryllidaceae

Genus: Sternbergia

Species: lutea

Plant type: Summer/autumn blooming bulb

Flower colour: Yellow

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light

Hardiness: Half hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 15cm

Spread: 8cm


Reader reviews

Jess is in the Garden

Planted my bulbs in a terracoota pot, on a warm windowsill, many weeks ago. All the bulbs are have now come through with lovely green foliage, but still no flowers...what's happening?!


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