The small yellow flowers in the bulb lawn in the middle
of the rock Garden
A wild daffodil native to Spain and Portugal, thriving in damp
meadows. Although it was first described in 1816 it is now scarce
in the wild - mostly due to over collection.
The latin word narcissus is frequently linked to the Greek myth
of Narcissus who became so obsessed with his own reflection that as
he knelt and gazed into a pool of water, he fell into the water and
drowned. Legend has it that the Narcissus plant sprang from where
All daffodils contain the poison lycorine, mostly in the bulb
but also in the leaves. On 1 May 2009 a number of schoolchildren
fell ill in Suffolk, after a daffodil bulb was added to soup during
a cookery class.
AGM (Royal Horticultural Society
Award of Garden Merit). This award indicates
that this plant is recommended by the RHS following plant
trials during which the plant met strict criteria testing
its garden worthiness.
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