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PlantFiles: Trumpet Narcissus, Trumpet Daffodil
Narcissus '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 F. Rijnveld & Sons; Year of Registration or Introduction: 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


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
This plant is resistant to deer
Flowers are good for cutting
Provides winter interest

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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1 positive
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral coriaceous 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.

Neutral Baa 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 or partial shade. It's a very early cultivar flowering in January or February although I didn't plant mine until late last year and they decided to wait until March.

Positive ladyrowan 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.


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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