- USDA hardiness zones:
Poeticus daffodil (Division IX). By definition, a poeticus daffodil features a small red-rimmed cup (corona) and white petals (perianth segments). Flowers are fragrant and usually solitary. ëGreen Pearl rises 15-17î tall in spring. Each flower features pure white overlapping petals and a white cup with a green center or eye. Blooms late midseason (April in St. Louis). Narrow, linear to strap-shaped, green leaves in erect to sprawling clumps. Excellent fresh cut flower.
- Full sun to part shade
Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Best in organically rich, sandy to 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
- 0.5 to 0.75 feet
Bloom / flowers:
- White with green eye
Showy flowers, White, and Fragrant flowers
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.