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Split-cupped Narcissus, Split-corona Daffodil, Butterfly Narcissus
Narcissus 'Cassata'

Family: Amaryllidaceae (am-uh-ril-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Narcissus (nar-SIS-us) (Info)
Cultivar: Cassata
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Division:

Division 11 - Split-cupped

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

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)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

White/Near White

Cream/Tan

Foliage:

Deciduous

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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:

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Propagation Methods:

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

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

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

Garberville, California

Mount Prospect, Illinois

Davenport, Iowa

Morehead City, North Carolina

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Fate, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Mar 21, 2003, Baa wrote:

Cassata has split, yellow cups that lie flat against the cream to white perianths almost covering them. The cup ages to a creamy white.

Loves a well drained soil in sun or dappled shade and will form clumps where happy. They're long lived cut flowers for early to mid Spring.

Plant about 6 inches deep in Autumn and wait for them to appear!

Won't come true from seed but you can divide the clumps to propagate them.