Narcissus x odorus
Beautiful, long lived perennial jonquil for the South.
Flowers: Fragrant, golden yellow, in clusters of 2 or three.
Foliage: Dark green, rush-like. January to April.
Exposure: Full sun to deciduous shade.
Water: No irrigation required. Prefers summer drought.
Uses: Perennial border, xeriscape, cottage garden, naturalizing,
flower, roadside plantings, etc.
Sources: Abandoned lots, old homesites, and Old House Gardens
Note: A natural sterile hybrid between the wild jonquil (Narcissus
jonquilla) and the wild daffodil or lent lily (Narcissus pseudonarcissus).
Introduced before 1595! For more information see Garden Bulbs
South by Scott Ogden (Taylor Publishing, 1994).