Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Pheasant's Eye Narcissus/Daffodil

did you know?
"Daffodil" and "narcissus" are different names for the same flower

This large white daffodil, which is also sometimes called the Poet's Daffodil, is a charming combination of white petals, red and yellow rim to a cup with a surprising bit of green inside. The green of the inside cup, or "eye", is what gives the Pheasant's Eye Daffodil its name.
These are beautiful to see bloom in the garden.

The scent is fabulous and the flowers are lovely either in the garden or in a vase. 2 or 3 blossoms in a room will scent the whole room.
These are beautiful to see bloom in the garden when planted  in naturalized drifts.
You do not want to plant daffodils in straight lines, and when you see a cluster of these exquisite daffodils come up in the springtime you'll be charmed both by their unique look


  1. So exciting to see daffodil, ahem, I mean narcissus blooms. We only have the foliage peaking out right now but can't wait to see the actual blooms.

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  3. thanks for sharing, but its really difficult for me to grow daffodils, the Malaysian weather is more suitable for hibiscus and roses.

    Have these plants in my garden and also a creeper trailing on my pegola.

  4. I did not know this. Thanks for sharing. I love daffodils.

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  5. I love flowers, just love them. I used to grow tulips and narcissus at my grandparent's country home. I miss it.
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