Narcissus jonquilla

Narcissus jonquilla

Jonquil

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does flower in March

Plant does flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Narcissus jonquilla
  • Common name: Jonquil
  • Family: Amaryllidaceae
  • Plant Type: Bulb
Flower colour:

Yellow

Foliage colour:

Green

Narcissus jonquilla, also known as the jonquil or rush daffodil is a beautiful species native to the Iberian Peninsula, though is now naturalised outside this range.

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It has bright yellow petals that surround a small, flattened cup in the centre of each strongly fragrant flower and slender, deep-green leaves. As a jonquilla daffodil, the flowers are usually produced in groups of three or more, held on one stem.

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Plant Narcissus jonquilla bulbs in a sunny or only partial shaded site, and divide overcrowded clumps in early autumn. They’re easy to grow in the ground or in containers.

How to grow Narcissus jonquilla

  • Plant size

    30cm height

    10cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, east facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full sun, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Acidic / chalky / alkaline / clay / heavy / moist / well drained / light / sandy
  • Plant care: Needs regular watering in pots

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do not Plant in May

Do not Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do Plant in October

Do Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does flower in March

Plant does flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Divide
Divide

Do not Divide in January

Do not Divide in February

Do not Divide in March

Do not Divide in April

Do not Divide in May

Do Divide in June

Do not Divide in July

Do not Divide in August

Do not Divide in September

Do not Divide in October

Do not Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Narcissus jonquilla and wildlife

Narcissus jonquilla is known for attracting bees and other pollinators. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Attractive to Other pollinators

Is Narcissus jonquilla poisonous?

Narcissus jonquilla can be toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Dogs

Toxic to Horses

Toxic to People

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Livestock

Plants that go well with Narcissus jonquilla