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Common Daffodil

Narcissus pseudonarcissus (13 Group)

Also known as

Daffodil, Lent Lily, Averill, Bell Rose, Bulrose, Chalice Flower, Daffy-Down-Dilly, Eggs And Bacon, Lent Cock, Lent Rose, Trumpet Narcissus, Yellow Crowbell, Tenby Daffodil, Buttercup, Lent-Lily

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size









  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

Common Daffodil Overview

A classic sign of Spring, this beautiful daffodil - Narcissus pseudonarcissus - is native to Western Europe and its nodding heads are often seen in both gardens and woodlands. It is often cut for display indoors throughout the spring period. Narcissus pseudonarcissus makes an excellent food source for bees and other pollinating insects and is the official National flower of Wales. Its flowers are small - yellow trumpets surrounded by pale yellow sepals. These daffodil bulbs should be planted - two to three times as deep as the bulb is long - in borders or containers, in autumn, on a shallow layer of gravel or grit. Narcissus pseudonarcissus - known by many different common names, including Lent Lily - naturalise easily and will flower best in a sunny position. They prefer moist soil during the growing season but will die if too wet when dormant, so always provide good drainage when planting - especially on heavy soils.

Common problems with Common Daffodil

Common Daffodil Companion Plants

Plant with other spring bulbs.

How to propagate Common Daffodil


Remove the offset bulbs when the leaves fade in early summer, then plant just beneath the soil surface immediately where wanted.


Can be grown from seed, but generally not done as flowering will take 5-7 years from seed.

Special features of Common Daffodil

Attracts useful insects

Attracts bees and bumblebees.

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Common Daffodil


Grown in gardens thought the world for the lovely bright spring flowers.

Cut flower

Grown commercially for the cut flower industry.

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