Cyclamineus Narcissus, Cyclamen Daffodil
Narcissus 'February Gold'

Family: Amaryllidaceae (am-uh-ril-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Narcissus (nar-SIS-us) (Info)
Cultivar: February Gold
Hybridized by de Graaff
Registered or introduced: pre 1923
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Division:

Division 6 - Cyclamineus

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Hardiness:

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:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Bright Yellow

Foliage:

Herbaceous

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:

Non-patented

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

Regional

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

Juneau, Alaska

Garberville, California

Grand Junction, Colorado

Roslindale, Massachusetts

Owosso, Michigan

Fulton, Missouri

Brooklyn, New York (2 reports)

Pittsford, New York

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Greenville, North Carolina

Morehead City, North Carolina

Cincinnati, Ohio

, Ontario

Portland, Oregon

Greenville, South Carolina

Houston, Texas

Vancouver, Washington

Belleville, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

3
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On May 2, 2015, DaylilySLP from Dearborn Heights, MI (Zone 6a) wrote:

Award(s)
*AM(g) 1973
*FCC(g) 1974
*AM(p) 1977
AGM 1993
EFA Haarlem 1928
EFA Haarlem 1943

(Golden Spur x N. cyclamineus)

Positive

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

Tough, vigorous, an excellent performer and naturalizer. An exceptional garden value for its exceptional earliness, also lasts exceptionally long in bloom. Despite the name, in Boston Z6a it starts about April 1, with 'Tete-a-tete'.

Though technically a cyclamineus, few gardeners will notice that it isn't a trumpet.

Positive

On Mar 25, 2012, tabasco from Cincinnati (Anderson Twp), OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

I have to have a few bunches of these little cuties in the garden--they are the first to bloom in early spring (sometimes in late February or early March here in our sunny bed) and look cute with some purple or white crocus. A nice punch of color in the otherwise grey March landscape.

Positive

On Sep 19, 2004, ladyrowan from Garberville, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

Reliable, reblooming perennial; All yellow with petals that are not as recurved as some in this division.