Hillstar Daffodil

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The award-winning Hillstar Daffodil has gently nodding flowers with creamy white cups surrounded by a halo of golden petals. Sweetly fragrant, with 2-3 flowers per stem, this mid-to-late spring bloomer is an excellent flower to bridge the season into summer. Great for cut flowers and pollinator favorite. (Narcissus)
Zones 4 - 9
Advantages
Easy To Grow
Deer Resistant
Squirrel Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Fragrant Flower / Foliage
Good For Cut Flowers
Good For Containers
Great For Mass Plantings
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size14-16" tall
Bulb Spacing6 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom TimeMid to late spring
SizeBag of 12
SKUAM018437

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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Plant Information

14-16" tall x 6" wide. Hillstar Daffodil is a great addition to set the stage for early summer blossoms. Holds the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit. An excellent choice for warmer gardens where they can tolerate hot summers, they are also happy in cooler climates. Well known for their fragrance, be sure to plant some in groups of at least 6 so you can enjoy the delightful scent, as well as visiting pollinators. With 2-3 flowers per stem, they stand at 14-16" tall and are perfect cut flowers as well as great additions to a flower bed or lawn planting. Plant in well-drained soil in a full sun to partial shade location. They will naturalize and create lovely drifts of color. Allow the spent foliage to die back completely before removing, about 8-10 weeks past blooming. This allows the bulbs to recharge. Deer, squirrel, and rabbit resistant.


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SKUAM018437
Common Name
Hillstar Daffodil
Botanical Name
Narcissus Hillstar
Zones
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color
Yellow, White
Flower Size
2-3" flowers
Foliage
Narrow, blade-shaped gray-green leaves.
Mature Height
14-16" tall
Bulb Spacing
6 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bulb Size
14-16 cm
Planting Depth
Plant 6" deep
Bloom Time
Mid to late spring
Advantages
Easy To Grow, Deer Resistant, Squirrel Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Good For Cut Flowers, Good For Containers, Great For Mass Plantings, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Soil Type
Average Soil, Drought/Dry Soil, Well-Drained Soil, Acidic Soil
Soil Moisture
Dry, Average, Well Draining
Awards
Award of Garden Merit,Wister Award
Item Package Size
Bag of 12
Ships As
Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Planting Time
Fall
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Poisonous or Toxic to Animals
Yes - Bulbs, blooms, leaves, and stems all contain toxic compounds, which are most concentrated in the bulb.
Item Unit
Bulb
Neonicotinoid Free
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada
No
Planting & Care

What is a "Quality Bulb," and Why Does Bulb Quality Matter?

Flower bulbs come in a wide variety of sizes. It is important to get the largest, best quality bulbs you can find. Larger bulbs help to ensure success, producing larger and stronger plants with more flowers.

Several flower bulbs are part of the onion family, and because of this I like to use Onions as a representation of how important bulb size is. Which of the onions on your shelf go bad first? The smallest ones! Larger onions are more resilient, taking longer to dry out/rot and can withstand swings in temperature better. Flower bulbs are the same. Larger bulbs will withstand disease, draught, large amounts of moisture, and colder temperatures significantly better than the smaller ones.

Tulip Bulb Comparison

Here at American Meadows we are committed to providing you with the highest quality bulbs. This means we do everything we can to source the largest bulbs possible. Below is a comparison of bulbs purchased from three different retail stores:

Each of the glass tubes contains 20 Dutch Master Daffodils. Starting from the left, the first tube is what is sold here at American Meadows, the middle tube was purchased at a local “Home Supply” box store, and the third is another online retailer. The difference is easily noticeable.

The next picture is the same comparison, but with Tulip Bulbs:

Again, our bulbs are quite a bit larger than other retailers.

Other things to be aware of when it comes to bulb quality is making sure they are firm and without signs of external damage or cracking. Do your best to avoid bulbs that are already growing and have shoots or freshly grown roots. This is difficult when purchasing online, but if you are ordering through a reputable company, they should be checking for these things regularly.

Next time you are looking to buy bulbs, think about how much time you put into planning and planting your garden and then anxiously waiting for your flowers to grow and bloom. Don’t be disappointed after all that effort by planting sub-par bulbs. Buy the largest, firmest, disease free bulbs you can afford, and you will have the best possible results.

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