Narcissus 'Mary Gay Lirette'

Mary Gay Lirette Split-corona Daffodil

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Narcissus ‘Mary Gay Lirette’ is in Division 11a. It stands 14 - 16 inches high and blooms in early to mid season with 3¾ inch sweetly scented flowers. The petals are white and roundish with a small point at the tip. The corona is a light yellowish pink and is split to the base. The six corona segments closely overlay the petals forming an inner and an outer whorl of three segments each. 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.

You’ll find ‘Mary Gay Lirette’ abloom along the east woods of Evening Island, where a new style of American landscaping features large drifts of ever-changing color.

Plant Shape
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Bloom Time
March - April, May - June
Bloom Color
Salmon, Yellow, White
Landscape Use
Bedding or Border, Specimen Plant, Groundcover, Understory
Wildlife Interest
Attracts Butterflies, Resistant To Deer
Plant Type
Hardiness Zone
4 - 8