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PlantFiles: Two-flower Narcissus, Twin Sisters
Narcissus medioluteus

Family: Amaryllidaceae (am-uh-ril-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Narcissus (nar-SIS-us) (Info)
Species: medioluteus

Synonym:Narcissus biflorus

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One vendor has this plant for sale.

5 members have or want this plant for trade.

Division 13 - Species (incl. Wild Variants & Hybrids)

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)
6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow
White/Near White


Other details:
Flowers are fragrant
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant is resistant to deer
Flowers are good for cutting

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

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3 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive sladeofsky On Nov 3, 2013, sladeofsky from Louisville, KY (Zone 6b) wrote:

These appear here in KY in a semi-wild state. They Premarin and slowly expand their drifts perpetually. I have never purchased them; they've always just been around... Second in number to N. pseudonarcissus, which it often accompanies. The two do not, however bloom together. Twin sisters blooms late in the season.

Positive stormyla On Nov 23, 2009, stormyla from Norristown, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

This is one of my favorite daffodils. It has such a sweet elegance. I love how late it blooms. It is very hardy and reliable.

Positive nick89 On May 6, 2005, nick89 from Tallahassee, FL (Zone 8b) wrote:

Two-flower Narcissus is a naturally occuring hybrid between Narcissus poeticus and N. tazetta that occurs in the wild in some parts of southern Europe. It has been naturalized throughout the Southeast where it can be seen along roadsides and in pastures and woods.
It naturalizes readily in lawns where it requires pratically no care. The small white flowers have a yellow cup and resemble N. tazetta in size and shape. They are always borne in pairs and appear very late - mid April to early May in north Alabama.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

New Market, Alabama
Taylorsville, Kentucky
Roseville, Michigan
Tangent, Oregon
Norristown, Pennsylvania
Church Hill, Tennessee
Cordova, Tennessee
Middleton, Tennessee
Houston, Texas

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