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Hymenocallis narcissiflora

Chalice-crowned sea daffodil

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height0.4m to 1m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.35m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourYellow, white
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Hymenocallis narcissiflora (Chalice-crowned sea daffodil). This species will produce fragrant blooms which are deep yellow and consist of a trumpet centre. The outer petals will radiate from the trumpet; they are narrow and widely separated. They will prefer a humus-rich soil with plenty of organic matter mixed in. They will grow well in either full sun or partial shade.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Bulb, Fragrant

Origin

Peru

Interest and use

Fragrance, container, naturaliser, cutting bed, border

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Plant at a depth of approximately 10cm.

Propagation

Offsets in spring or early summer.

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