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PlantFiles: Long-cupped Narcissus, Large-cupped Daffodil
Narcissus 'Salome'

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

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2 members have or want this plant for trade.

Division 2 - Long-cupped

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

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

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring

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)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 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:
Pale Yellow
White/Near White


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

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5 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive TBGDN On May 1, 2006, TBGDN from (Zone 5a) wrote:

I cannot remember when I added this to my daffodil collection; it has been many, many years ago (at least ten). I do remember the disappointment in color when it bloomed; while the catalog pictures show a distinct PINK colored corona. To this day I wonder about the color accuracy of catalog and magazine advertisements because of this one inaccuracy! On the positive side, it is a robust plant with many blooms. They withstand the bitterly cold winters here, and never fail to bloom. It is not as good as 'Romance' which has a more true pink in the corona. It seems Salome stays yellow far too long, and never really approaches a true pink.

Positive wallaby1 On Apr 30, 2006, wallaby1 from Lincoln
United Kingdom (Zone 8a) wrote:

I started these in a pot, and initially I was not over impressed. After 2 years I planted them in the ground, they took another 2 years to recover and flower again. The first flower opened on 17th April, a late season for 2006. They start yellow, and within 2 days turn a shade of pink with a gold frilly rim. The colour continues to fade until very pale, and by the 30th April they are all still in very good condition.

The perianth is very neat and a creamy white. the cup has a very solid texture, and a matt effect, to touch they do not feel real. I am amazed at how they keep looking good, there has been rain over 3 days and they are not affected.

They have improved in strength, colour, all round appearance and longevity with establishing in the ground. A sturdy flower of good substance, I am now very impressed and amazed at their resilience.

Positive torgo On Apr 17, 2005, torgo from Decatur, GA wrote:

It's typically advertised as having an "apricot" center, but expect it to be a faded yellow when it comes up. It's quite similar to Ice Follies except that it's more pale and it blooms later.

That's not necessarily a bad thing, though. If you mix Salome with Ice Follies in a single bed, you'll get a double bloom season of white-yellow.

Positive 433kfj On Nov 16, 2004, 433kfj from klamath falls, OR (Zone 6a) wrote:

I bought some of these last year, and put them in the veg. bin in the frig until I could get around to planting them. It turns out that I had to work 6-day weeks until late spring, when I finally got to plant them, but in a large saucer-type pot as I hadn't prepared any ground to put them in. They came up late ( w/ some iris that were suffering the same fate in the fridg.) They bloomed and they were white and yellow. I was loosing my faith in the nursery business because the year before I had bought an iris that was supposed to be purple w/ white markings but when it bloomed, very late and very tall from its discription, was all purple. Still very pretty, but not what I expected. Anyway, The Salome eventually proved themselves and gradually changed their trumpets to an apricot-pink. The iris didn't bloom this year, so I'm looking forward to this spring to see what they are (grab-bag special). They, too, grew very well, putting out alot of leaves.

Positive Toxicodendron On May 15, 2004, Toxicodendron from Piedmont, MO (Zone 6a) wrote:

'Salome' has been a good performer in my gardens here in Missouri. I have had it for many years. It blooms mid to late in the season. Sometimes it is a bit floppy after rain and winds, which happens quite a bit with large-flowered daffodils. Makes a great cut flower since the color improves with age.

Neutral Baa On May 14, 2004, Baa wrote:

Very pretty Large cupped Daffodil which has white perianth segments and a yellow corona that changes to blush pink as it ages.


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

Garberville, California
Clifton, Colorado
Decatur, Georgia
Cherry Valley, Illinois
Macy, Indiana
Barbourville, Kentucky
Hebron, Kentucky
Durham, Maine
Millersville, Maryland
Mathiston, Mississippi
Piedmont, Missouri
Sparks, Nevada
Sandown, New Hampshire
Belfield, North Dakota
, Ontario
Klamath Falls, Oregon
Albion, Pennsylvania
Butler, Pennsylvania
Coopersburg, Pennsylvania
Reynoldsville, Pennsylvania
Conway, South Carolina
Falls Church, Virginia
Spokane, Washington

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