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Trumpet Narcissus, Trumpet Daffodil 'Rijnveld's Early Sensation'


Family: Amaryllidaceae (am-uh-ril-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Narcissus (nar-SIS-us) (Info)
Cultivar: Rijnveld's Early Sensation
Additional cultivar information:(aka January, Early Sensation)
Hybridized by Rijnveld
Registered or introduced: 1956
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Division 1 - Trumpet


12-18 in. (30-45 cm)


6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Mid Winter


USDA Zone 2a: to -45.5 C (-50 F)

USDA Zone 2b: to -42.7 C (-45 F)

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)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 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:

Bright Yellow




Provides winter interest

This plant is resistant to deer

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:


Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


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

Garberville, California

Grand Junction, Colorado

Indianapolis, Indiana

Winchester, Massachusetts

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

, Ontario

Greenville, South Carolina

Vancouver, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On May 5, 2015, DaylilySLP from Dearborn Heights, MI (Zone 6a) wrote:

*AM(g) 1984
AGM 1993


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

This is notorious among narcissus enthusiasts for being a shy bloomer. Valuable nonetheless for the exceptional earliness of the blooms it can produce.


On Apr 10, 2006, Baa wrote:

Narcissus 'Rijnveld's Early Sensation' sometimes bears the trade name of Narcissus 'January', however it's also sometimes sold incorrectly as Narcissus 'January Gold' or Narcissus pseudonarcissus 'January Gold'.

'January Gold' is a trade name for the cultivar 'First Hope' which has Rijnveld's Early Sensation' as a pollen parent and while similar in appearence, 'First Hope' has white flecks on the corolla rim, Rijnveld's Early Sensation does not.

Rijnveld's Early Sensation' bears bright yellow perianth segments with a slightly darker corolla with a notched and crenate rim.

While this cultivar first flowered in 1943, it wasn't registered until 1956. It received a RHS Award of Garden Merit in 1993.

Loves a well drained soil in sun o... read more


On May 28, 2004, ladyrowan from Garberville, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

An all-yellow heirloom which dates to 1943 and one of the earliest Daffodils, blooming as early as January or February in colder climates. It can withstand temperatures in the teens while in bloom.