Narcissus ‘Ice Follies’ is in Division 2. It blooms in early to mid season with 3 ¾ inch flowers that open yellow and become white with age. The corona is very broad and shallow with a frilled mouth. The petals may be slightly reflexed. This early hybrid (pre-1953) is rare in having a double set of chromosomes; most cultivars are genetically unique, with only one set of chromosome numbers. It is also among the most resistant to the common soil diseases in Chicago area gardens. This makes it a valuable specimen that can be further hybridized with more cultivars than typically possible.The bulbs are toxic and will not be eaten by deer or rabbits. The name Narcissus comes from the Greek word for narcotic and is tied to the myth of a young man known as Narcissus who fell in love with his own reflection. When he drowned in the pool where he had been admiring himself, Narcissus flowers grew up around the pool.
March - April, May - June
Bedding or Border, Groundcover, Understory
Attracts Butterflies, Resistant To Deer