Intrigue Jonquilla Daffodil

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Intrigue Jonquilla Daffodil is a beautiful yellow jonquil-type daffodil whose frilly cup ages to bright white in late spring. ‘Intrigue’ can bloom with up to three blooms on one, strong deep green stem. The well-behaved 1-2” blooms mix well with other flowering bulbs – particularly red Tulips! Sweetly fragrant. Deer resistant. Full sun. (Narcissus ‘Intrigue’)
Zones 3 - 8
Advantages
Easy To Grow
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Fragrant Flower / Foliage
Good For Cut Flowers
Good For Containers
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size12-18" tall
Bulb Spacing6 per sq. ft.
Bloom TimeLate spring
SizeBag of 8
SKUAM017654

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
(12-18” tall) Intrigue Jonquilla Daffodils (Narcissus ‘Intrigue’) are just that – softly and magically intriguing with a sweet, subtle fragrance and cups that slowly fade to an intense white from palest yellow. A jonquil-type Daffodil, the trumpets are frilled and each strong stem boasts up to three 1-2” flowers surrounded by narrow, reed-like foliage in the late-spring garden. Daffodils are remarkably pest-resistant and the best bulb to plant if you are dealing with deer issues in your garden. Though they love full sun and baking temperatures, they can handle a slightly shaded position in the garden, and do best in well-drained, fertile soil, where they can naturalize freely. Plant 6” deep in late fall for late spring blooming and allow the foliage to ripen fully before cutting back to ensure gorgeous blooms next year too.
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SKUAM017654
Common Name
Intrigue Jonquilla Daffodil
Botanical Name
Narcissus Intrigue
Zones
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Yellow, White
Foliage
Narrow blade-shaped gray-green leaves.
Mature Height
12-18" tall
Bulb Spacing
6 per sq. ft.
Bulb Size
12-14 cm
Planting Depth
Plant 6" deep
Bloom Time
Late spring
Advantages
Easy To Grow, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Good For Cut Flowers, Good For Containers, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Soil Type
Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Soil Moisture
Average, Well Draining
Awards
Award of Garden Merit, Wister Award
Item Package Size
Bag of 8
Ships As
Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Planting Time
Fall
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Poisonous or Toxic to Animals
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested.
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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