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Split-cupped Narcissus, Split-corona Daffodil, Butterfly Narcissus
Narcissus 'Orangery'

Family: Amaryllidaceae (am-uh-ril-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Narcissus (nar-SIS-us) (Info)
Cultivar: Orangery
Additional cultivar information:(aka Orangerie)
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Division 4 - Double

Division 11 - Split-cupped


12-18 in. (30-45 cm)


3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring


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


Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:


White/Near White



Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Flowers are fragrant

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


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


Garberville, California

Skowhegan, Maine

Florence, Mississippi

Orchard Park, New York

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Morehead City, North Carolina

Coshocton, Ohio

Portland, Oregon

Crossville, Tennessee

Issaquah, Washington

Seattle, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Apr 1, 2009, Leehallfae from Seattle, WA wrote:

The split-corona narcissus that were planted last year have returned, and the colors are vivid.

They are easy care, and a bit of negligence will not harm them, apparently the freezing temperatures, so unusual for this area, also caused no damage.


On Oct 20, 2008, beansandpenney from Orchard Park, NY (Zone 5a) wrote:

I've had this daffodil one season so far. It bloomed yellow with white, not the vibrant orange the pictures describe. I'm hoping it becomes more orange as it blooms for more seasons.


On May 4, 2007, Seandor from Springfield, MA (Zone 6a) wrote:

I planted the bulbs last fall - and in spite of a difficult spring, the have emerged and are glorious. They even have a wonderful scent.