Narcissus 'Merlin'

Merlin Small-cupped Daffodil

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Narcissus ‘Merlin’ is in Division 3. It stands 14 - 16 inches high and blooms in mid to late season with 3 inch scented flowers. The petals are white and very broad, giving a roundish look to the flower. The corona is bright yellow with a band of orangey red at the rim. 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.

Plant Shape
Full Sun
Bloom Time
March - April, May - June
Bloom Color
Red, Yellow, White
Landscape Use
Bedding or Border, Specimen Plant, Groundcover, Understory
Wildlife Interest
Attracts Butterflies, Resistant To Deer
Plant Type
Hardiness Zone
3 - 8