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Narcissus 'Little Gem'

Little Gem Trumpet Daffodil

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Description

Narcissus ‘Little Gem’ is in Division 3 and blooms in mid to late spring. The petals are white and the small corona is a pale creamy yellow with a band of bright orange near the rim. Noted narcissus hybridizer J. Gerritsen and Son made this selection in 1938. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it the Award of Garden Merit (AGM) in recognition of its outstanding performance under average conditions.

Plant this daffodil in full sun and average soil that dries somewhat during the summer dormancy period. It contains compounds in its sap that is distasteful to deer, rabbits, chipmunks, and other herbivores. Divide the clumps after 4 to 5 years, and replant them in fresh soil.

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.

Soil
Moderate
Plant Shape
Upright
Exposure
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Bloom Time
March - April
Bloom Color
Yellow
Landscape Use
Bedding or Border, Groundcover, Understory
Wildlife Interest
Attracts Butterflies, Resistant To Deer
Plant Type
Bulb
Hardiness Zone
3 - 8