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Narcissus bulbocodium subsp. bulbocodium var. citrinus (13)

citron yellow hoop petticoat daffodil

  • Other common names citron yellow hoop petticoat daffodil

  • Synonyms Narcissus bulbocodium var. citrinus
    Narcissus citrinus subsp. citrinus

    Narcissus citrinus

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  • Family Amaryllidaceae

  • Genus Narcissus are bulbous herbaceous perennials with linear leaves and leafless stems bearing flowers, which may be solitary or in umbels, with 6 spreading perianth segments and a cup or trumpet-shaped corona

  • Horticultural Group Division 13 daffodils include all natural species and their varieties and forms

  • Details N. bulbocodium subsp. bulbocodium var. citrinus is a dwarf, bulbous perennial, to 15cm tall, with narrow, bright green leaves and pale yellow, outward-facing flowers in mid-spring comprising a conical, flared trumpet and very short, narrow, pointed petals

  • Plant range W Europe, N Africa

Characteristics

  • Foliage Deciduous

  • Habit Tufted

  • Toxicity Ingestion may cause severe discomfort, skin irritant

  • Hardiness

    Hardiness ratings

    All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

    • H1a - Under glass all year (>15C)
    • H1b - Can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15)
    • H1c - Can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10)
    • H2 - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5)
    • H3 - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1)
    • H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)
    • H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
    • H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)
    • H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)

    H4

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Partial Shade

  • Aspect North-facing or South-facing or West-facing or East-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered or Exposed

Soil

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • Loam

    Loam

  • Sand

    Sand

  • Clay

    Clay

  • MoistureMoist but well-drained, Well-drained

  • SoilChalk, Loam, Sand, Clay

  • pHAcid, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height 0.1-0.5 metres

  • Ultimate spread 0-0.1 metre

  • Time to ultimate height 2-5 years

How to grow

Cultivation Plant bulbs at one and a half to two times their own depth in autumn. Will tolerate most soils but prefers moderately fertile, well-drained soil that is constantly moist during the growing season. See daffodil cultivation for further advice

Propagation Propagate by removing offsets as the leaves fade in early summer

Suggested planting locations and garden types Low Maintenance Cut Flowers Flower borders and beds Patio & Container Plants Rock Garden Wildflower meadow City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden

How to care

Pruning No pruning required

Pests May be attacked by slugs, large narcissus bulb fly, narcissus eelworm, and bulb scale mite

Diseases May be affected by narcissus basal rot, narcissus leaf scorch or daffodil viruses

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