Narcissus 'Pheasant's Eye'
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Narcissus 'Pheasant's Eye'

syn. Narcissus poeticus var. recurvus

Narcissus 'Pheasant's Eye'

10 bulbs — £6.50

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Description

Also known as Narcissus poeticus var. recurvus, this well-known and much-loved classic is an old reliable favourite which will put on a brilliant show each spring without any fuss at all. Narcissus 'Pheasant's Eye', a plucky naturalising variety, is the perfect choice for growing in any garden - give it a spot in a border, container, woodland or meadow planting scheme and it will bring cheery colour and fragrance to the garden come rain or shine.

Scented pure white blooms unfurl in late spring and show off a striking orange-rimmed central cup. Flowering over an exceptionally long period, you’ll be able to enjoy catching glances which this beady pheasant’s eye for several weeks. Narcissus 'Pheasant's Eye' looks great planted in big, natural drifts, but just as good on a small scale too where the detail of the flower can be fully welcomed. If you enjoy picking flowers from the garden to display in your home, these fragrant and long-lasting beauties are a must for spring arrangements!

Key features

  • Good for cutting

  • Perfect for pots

  • Comes back every year

  • Fragrant

  • Naturalising

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • Great for shade

  • Packed in paper bags

  • Low maintenance

  • RHS Award (AGM)

  • Fully hardy

  • Rodent resistant

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Narcissus poeticus var. recurvus

  • Flower colour

    White, orange

  • Bulb size

    12/14

  • Established height

    30-50cm

  • Established spread

    10-20cm

  • Plant spacing

    60 bulbs per m2

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Habit

    Upright
    Clump-forming

  • Life cycle

    Perennial
    Naturalising

  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    1st year

  • Sunlight

    Full sun
    Partial shade
    Dappled shade

  • Position

    Sheltered
    Exposed

  • Suitable for

    Pots
    Large containers
    Borders
    Meadows
    lawns
    Gravel gardens
    Coastal gardens
    Rockery
    Cottage gardens
    Low maintenance gardens
    Cut flower Gardens
    Woodland gardens

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Free draining

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Sandy
    Stony
    Multipurpose compost
    Loam-based compost

  • RHS Award (AGM)

    Yes

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    Yes

  • Pollinator-friendly

    No

  • Mouse resistant

    Yes

  • Rabbit resistant

    Yes

  • Deer resistant

    Yes

  • Toxicity

    Harmful if eaten
    Skin/eyes irritant

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Useful information

    • Plant your Narcissus 'Pheasant's Eye' bulbs from mid to late autumn

    • Plant in borders or containers in sun or partial shade

    • Plant your syn. Narcissus poeticus var. recurvus bulbs two to three times as deep as the bulb is high

    • Space the bulbs about twice the bulb diameter apart

    • Place the Narcissus 'Pheasant's Eye' bulbs with the pointed side facing upwards

    Read all Narcissus planting & care instructions

  • Orders placed before 1 September 2024
    You can expect your order in September 2024

    Orders placed 1 September - 15 October 2024
    You can expect your order in October 2024

    Orders placed 16 October - 15 December 2024
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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Plant Narcissus bulbs at a depth of roughly three times the height of the bulb. Always ensure that the pointed end faces upwards towards the soil surface. In borders or grass, daffodil bulbs should be planted at a distance of roughly twice their width apart.

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