Jonquil (Narcissus jonquilla) – Flowering plants

Jonquil (Narcissus jonquilla) - Flowering plants

Jonquil (Narcissus jonquilla) is a bulbous perennial, flowering plant. It is growing to 30cm in height with long, narrow, rush-like leaves and clusters of very fragrant, small-cupped, deep yellow or white flowers 3cm in width opening in late spring.

Scientific Name: Narcissus jonquilla
Synonyms: Narcissus juncifolius
Common Names: Jonquil, Rush daffodil

Scientific classification:

Family: Amaryllidaceae
Subfamily: Amaryllidoideae
Genus: Narcissus

Jonquil (Narcissus jonquilla) - Flowering plants

How to grow and maintain Jonquil (Narcissus jonquilla):

It thrives best in full sunlight to partial shade.

It grows well in well-drained, peat moss based potting mix (or use pebbles as described above).

Water regularly, always Keep soil evenly moist but not soggy and water very sparingly during winter.

It thrives best in cool to an average temperature 50°F – 65°F / 10°C – 18°C. Too warm temperatures will shorten the life of flowers and may cause flower buds to shrivel and turn brown.

It prefers average room humidity.

Fertilize every two weeks with high-potassium liquid fertilizer diluted by half from planting until blooming. Do not feed while in bloom.

It can be propagated by removing offsets as the leaves fade in early summer.

Pests and Diseases:
It has no serious pest or disease problems. Bulb rot may occur in poorly-drained soils.

Last updated on April 4th, 2019

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