Cyclamineus Narcissus, Cyclamen Daffodil 'Jetfire'


Family: Amaryllidaceae (am-uh-ril-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Narcissus (nar-SIS-us) (Info)
Cultivar: Jetfire
Hybridized by Mitsch
Registered or introduced: 1966
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Division 6 - Cyclamineus


6-12 in. (15-30 cm)


3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer


USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

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)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade


Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Bright Yellow



Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


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


Huntsville, Alabama

Canoga Park, California

Cazadero, California

Fair Oaks, California

Garberville, California

Clifton, Colorado

Grand Junction, Colorado

Dacula, Georgia

Chester, Illinois

Shelbyville, Indiana

Boone, Iowa

Hebron, Kentucky

Silver Spring, Maryland

Tecumseh, Michigan

Sparks, Nevada

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Greenville, North Carolina

Morehead City, North Carolina

Coshocton, Ohio

, Ontario

Portland, Oregon

Media, Pennsylvania

Meshoppen, Pennsylvania

Taft, Tennessee

Fort Worth, Texas

Houston, Texas

Falls Church, Virginia

Vancouver, Washington (2 reports)

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Gardeners' Notes:


On May 3, 2015, DaylilySLP from Dearborn Heights, MI (Zone 6a) wrote:

AM(e) 1987
*HC(g) 1990
AGM 1995


On Nov 2, 2013, Bear_with_me from Vancouver, WA wrote:

I planted 3 bulbs of Jetfire 13 years ago. They have come up every year and bloomed. They are now large bunches, with more than a dozen flowers per bunch. They get no maintenance at all. They bloom early. Because of their compact size and shape, they do not fall over in the rain, which some other varieties do in my yard.


On Jan 21, 2013, mangoe from Cloverly, MD (Zone 7a) wrote:

One of the best small daffs with a very attractive color.


On May 7, 2010, PinetopPlanter from Auburn Four Corners, PA (Zone 5a) wrote:

Cheerful, bright in color, a good grower and multiplier. One of the better cyclamen-type daffodils.


On Apr 11, 2010, bgp1 from Tecumseh, MI (Zone 5b) wrote:

This is my first experience with this type of daffodil and I could not be more pleased! I planted about 300 of these daffodils around the yard. Some are in the border around the gardens, there are some lining the sides of the shed, and there are some in random, informal clumps among the trees of the forest that the house backs up to. They look great everywhere and are a very bright and colorful flower. These started blooming here in Zone 5a mid March. Some have yet to bloom but will soon. Extremely early to bloom and one of the first daffodils (or any flower for that matter) to bloom after winter. The flowers last a long time because even after several weeks they flowers are still going strong. Deer and rabbits hate them so you don't have to worry about anything eating them. They ... read more


On Nov 18, 2006, Marilynbeth from Hebron, KY wrote:

Sunny and cheerful in the Spring!


On Apr 4, 2006, wallaby1 from Lincoln
United Kingdom (Zone 8a) wrote:

I have these growing next to my raised hosta bed, alongside a path and underneath a Horse Chestnet tree. They usually are in flower before the crocus Flower Record finish, I also have Iris reticulata in the same spot.

Over 5 years they have increased, slow for a start but are now making a good show. They start all yellow, and slowly the cup turns orange, this year it has been quite cold and it seems to be a darker orange than usual. The large, broad, upswept petals set it off to perfection.


On Apr 2, 2006, ineedacupoftea from Denver, CO wrote:

Multiplies by bulb very well, good form for the garden setting; just the right size. Flowers open almost all yellow, and the cup becomes a medium orange with age, and the tepals reflex true to its heritage.


On Mar 30, 2005, tabasco from Cincinnati (Anderson Twp), OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

A delightful little flower with yellow petals and an orange-y cup. Great form and substance and often used for show. Division 6 - Cyclamineus. Early to mid spring bloom.