Jonquilla Narcissus, Apodanthus Daffodil 'Bell Song'


Family: Amaryllidaceae (am-uh-ril-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Narcissus (nar-SIS-us) (Info)
Cultivar: Bell Song
Hybridized by Mitsch
Registered or introduced: 1971
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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)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring


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

Light Shade


Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

White/Near White



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:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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

San Clemente, California

Clifton, Colorado

Chester, Illinois

Owosso, Michigan

Sparks, Nevada

Tenafly, New Jersey

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Morehead City, North Carolina

Toledo, Ohio

, Ontario

Memphis, Tennessee

Newport News, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:


On May 4, 2007, northgrass from West Chazy, NY (Zone 4b) wrote:

Very lovely narcissus with finer foliage that looks neater than many of the larger daffodils do after their blooms have passed. Along with Thalia, it ranks high on my list.


On Nov 2, 2005, ineedacupoftea from Denver, CO wrote:

I happen to love this unlikely creature because of its color procrastination; the immature blooms are yellowish until they turn white/coral, which make for a nice one-plant color combination. This, I obseved, does happen more often in partial shade. A nice little fella.


On Mar 31, 2005, nevadagdn from Sparks, NV (Zone 7a) wrote:

It takes a while for the pink coloration to appear. I thought I'd been sold the wrong variety, but a few days later the cup turned pink as predicted.


On Mar 30, 2005, DreamOfSpring from Charleston, SC (Zone 9a) wrote:

Relatively short in stature (12-14"); some references refer to this as a miniature. Literature indicates pink tones develop better in partial shade.

Edited to indicate that while blooms were more of a salmon-yellow upon first opening, they did "ripen" to a lovely, true, light pink over the next few days.