Narcissus poeticus var. recurvus
pheasants eye narcissus bulbs
- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: March and April
- Flower colour: pure white with an red rimmed, yellow cup
- Other features: excellent as cut-flowers; contact with the sap may cause skin irritation
- Hardiness: fully hardy
- Garden care: Wearing gloves plant bulbs 10-15cm (4-6in) deep from late summer to early autumn.
Fantastically fragrant, pure white May flowers with windswept petals and tiny, red-rimmed yellow cups. This old pheasant's eye narcissus is ideal for naturalising in grass. The small, sweetly scented blooms associate well with other native wildflowers, such as snake's head fritillaries and cowslips, which once flourished on moist pastureland.
- Harmful if eaten/skin irritant
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