- USDA hardiness zones:
Cyclamineus daffodil (Division VI). A cyclamineus daffodil usually has a long trumpet and extremely reflexed petals (perianth segments). Petals are reminiscent of cyclamen. ëFebruary Gold rises 14-16î tall in spring. It is noted for early to mid-spring bloom (March - April in St. Louis, but as early as February in USDA Zone 7). Each flower features a bright yellow trumpet and slightly reflexed bright yellow petals. 'February Gold' was reportedly hybridized by de Graaff in Holland in 1923 (N. cyclamineus and N. pseudonarcissus).
- Full sun to part shade
Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Best in organically rich, sandy loams that drain well. Plant bulbs 4-6\ deep and 3-6î apart in fall. After the flowers have bloomed, the top portion of each flower stem may be removed, as practicable, to prevent seed formation, but foliage should not be cut back until it begins to yellow. Flowers usually face the sun, so bulbs should be grown with any shade areas at the rear of the planting. Bulbs can be left undisturbed for a number of years."
Size and growth:
- 1.0 to 1.5 feet
- 0.75 to 1.0 foot
Bloom / flowers:
- March - April
Showy flowers and Yellow
Best in beds, borders, wild gardens, open woodland areas, in front of shrubs or massed under trees. Best planted in quantity, i.e., from smaller groupings of at least 6 bulbs to large sweeping drifts. Mixes well with other spring-flowering bulbs.
No serious insect or disease problems. Bulb rot may occur in poorly-drained soils.