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Most of us don't think of daffodils as wildflowers. Narcissus Poeticus, the poet's daffodil, is and it's been part of history (odes, ballads, lovers' gifts) for hundreds of years. It's open flower form, small yellow cup edged in bright red and windswept petals give it a simple, but distinctive appeal. Oh, and then there's the fragrance. Killer.
This daffodil is grown commercially in the Netherlands and France for its essential oils, used in more than 10% of perfumes worldwide. Pheasant's Eye was the 2015 winner of the American Daffodil Society's Wister Award, which is given to one cultivar annually in recognition of outstanding garden performance (versus show table criteria) for daffodils.
|Botanical Name:||Narcissus Poeticus recurvus|
|Common Name:||Pheasant's Eye daffodil, Poet's Narcissus, Claudinette|
|Growing Zones:||Zones 4-8|
|Sun/Shade:||Sun to part sun|
|Flowers:||Spicy scented blooms|
|Flower Color:||White with red-edged yellow cup|
|Plant/Bulb Size:||15/17+cm circumference|
|Bloom Timing:||Late spring|
|Pkg. Count:||10 bulbs|
|Product info, photos and tips:||Daffodil/Narcissus Planting Guide|
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