Pheasant's Eye Daffodil

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An all-time favorite, Pheasant’s Eye Daffodil is a naturalizing heirloom that was introduced in 1796. The snow-white recurved petals surround small golden-yellow cups with a delicate red accent. One flower per stem and sweetly fragrant, it’s easy to see why this Daffodil has remained a favorite for centuries. Bees and butterflies love the open flowers yet deer, rabbits, and squirrels leave it alone. Great cut flowers too! (Narcissus poeticus var. recurvus)
Zones 3 - 9
Advantages
bee-friendly
Bee Friendly
attract-butterflies
Attract Butterflies
deer-resistant
Deer Resistant
multiplies--naturalizes
Multiplies / Naturalizes
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Easy To Grow
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Low Maintenance
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Good For Cut Flowers
containers
Good For Containers
rabbit-resistan
Rabbit Resistant
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Squirrel Resistant
Light Requirements
full-sun
Full Sun
Mature Height 15-20" tall
Bulb Spacing2-3" apart
Bloom TimeSpring
SKUAM020815

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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Naturalizing Daffodils: Probably nothing in the gardening world is more foolproof and more rewarding than 'naturalizing' daffodils. These fantastic plants are super-easy to plant in fall, they don't care about soil as long as it's well-drained, and they'll bloom beautifully for you with absolutely no work every spring after you plant them. Best of all, Daffodils naturalize and spread over the years, each bulb developing into a blooming clump. In a new or established wildflower meadow, the wildflower plants grow up around the daffodils to hide the fading foliage. They’re reliably critter resistant, too. Plant plenty to enjoy the cheerful spring blooms, with extras for cut flowers too.

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Associated SKUsAM020815
AM020773 (Bag of 8)
AM020774 (Bag of 40)
Common Name
Pheasant's Eye Daffodil
Botanical Name
Narcissus poeticus var. recurvus
Zones
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Orange, White
Flower Size
1-2"
Mature Height
15-20" tall
Bulb Spacing
2-3" apart
Bulb Size
sp12/14
Planting Depth
7" deep
Bloom Time
Spring
Advantages
Bee Friendly, Attract Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Multiplies / Naturalizes, Easy To Grow, Low Maintenance, Good For Cut Flowers, Good For Containers, Rabbit Resistant, Squirrel Resistant
Soil Type
Loamy Soil, Sandy Soil, Clay Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture
Dry, Average
Awards
2010 Great Plant Picks Award Winner
Ships As
Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Planting Time
Fall
Poisonous or Toxic to Animals
Toxic to dogs, cats and horses
Neonicotinoid Free
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada
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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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As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Some perennials are shipped as potted plants, some as perennial roots packed in peat.  The ‘Plant Information’ section describes how that item will ship. All perennials and spring-planted bulbs are packaged to withstand shipping and are fully-guaranteed. Please open upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

Perennials and spring-planted bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment and all items are shipping to the same address, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

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