Narcissus ‘Martinette’ is in Division 8. It stands 14 - 16 inches high and blooms in early to mid spring with 4 -5 flowers on each stem. The petals are lemon yellow and broad with a small point at the tip. The corona is bright orange and cup shaped.
It was registered in 1985 by the Cornwall Area Bulbgrowers Association. Tazetta daffodils are not known to be very hardy in the Chicago area, although it varies by cultivar. 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