Miniature Jonquilla Narcissus, Apodanthus Daffodil 'Pipit'


Family: Amaryllidaceae (am-uh-ril-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Narcissus (nar-SIS-us) (Info)
Cultivar: Pipit
Hybridized by Mitsch
Registered or introduced: 1963
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Division 7 - Jonquilla


6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)


3-6 in. (7-15 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)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun


Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Pale 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:

Garberville, California

Clifton, Colorado

Wrens, Georgia

Idaho Falls, Idaho

Hebron, Kentucky

Zachary, Louisiana

Skowhegan, Maine

Roslindale, Massachusetts

Brunswick, Missouri

Sparks, Nevada

Las Cruces, New Mexico

Belfield, North Dakota

Coshocton, Ohio

, Ontario

Portland, Oregon

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Houston, Texas

Richmond, Texas

Vancouver, Washington (2 reports)

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Gardeners' Notes:


On May 4, 2015, DaylilySLP from Dearborn Heights, MI (Zone 6a) wrote:

AGM 2001

(Binkie x N. jonquilla)


On Apr 2, 2014, eolivas103 from Las Cruces, NM (Zone 8a) wrote:

At first the bloom on this Daffodil is all yellow or yellow with white streaks but with yellow cup. I thought I had received a substitute or was once again the victim of false advertising. But I was delighted to find out, given time, the cup does turn white. With the streaks and the white cup, these flowers are interesting and very cute. I am after variety in my Daffodil collection and these definately added to the spice. I uploaded two pictures to show the different stages.


On Jan 31, 2014, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

One of my favorites. A midseason reverse bicolor, with a white cup and soft lemon-yellow tepals. The color makes it stand out in the garden.

Like most jonquillas, it normally has 2-3 flowers per stem.

A vigorous and durable performer, and a good naturalizer. Smaller than most daffodils, like the other Division 7 jonquilla hybrids, but by no means a miniature.


On Mar 17, 2010, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Brent & Becky's refers to it as "n. Hillstar's little sister" and I can see why. The flowers look almost the same, except that Pipit is an overall shorter plant, has finer foliage and flower is slightly smaller. Has been a reliable bloomer in my southern garden.


On Apr 1, 2005, lillianosborne from Creston, NC wrote:

'Pipit' is a joy in the garden. The blossoms are presented in a friendly,
perky manner, and handle the less that lovely weather that frequently
marks thier time of bloom here with remarkable aplomb.

I second the opinion that 'Pipit' is a stellar choice for garden spots with less than ideal soil drainage. A goodly amount of clay in my garden keeps things pretty moist, even during the bulb ripening time, 'Pipit' returns faithfully, and increases steadily, tho not as rapidly as she might in better conditions.

Lillian Osborne


On Mar 23, 2005, plantzperson from Zachary, LA wrote:

I've grown Pipit for at least 20 years here in South Central La. It has performed well each year in heavy clay soil that doesn't have very good internal drainage, so you may want to consider it if you have that type of situation. Mine have 2 flowers per stem. I dug it and took it with me when I moved into town and it still does great, even though it isn't in the ideal condition in my back yard. I highly recommend Pipit. It is such a lovely daffodil and has brought me much pleasure through the years.


On Mar 22, 2005, ladyrowan from Garberville, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

A very sweet sunny yellow Daffodil with white detailing at the tips of each petal, and at the base of its cup. As the flower ages, the cup fades to a pale, almost butter yellow.

Early blooming