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Hollinshead Water-wise Garden Plants

Photo:
Pat Kolling

Taxon ID#

102

Frosty Snow is a spellbinding garden star. This floriferous gem opens sparkling snow-white with a flanged, cup-shaped, lemon-yellow crown that matures to white with a beguiling yellow rim. Then, it finally matures to pure white, like the driven snow.

Scientific  Name:

Narcissus x Large Cup Frosty Snow'

Common Name 1

› Daffodil

Family:

Amaryllidaceae

Origins:

Plant Type:

Herbaceous Plant, Perennial
Common Name 2

Common Name 3

Oregon native:

no

Western state native:

no

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Landscape Application Information

Seasonal Care

Resource Links

MAINTENANCE

Maintenance Level:

Low

Min. USDA Hardiness Zone:

4

Sun Preference:

Partial Sun

Water Preference:

M

Soil Preference:

Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Good soil drainage is essential. Best in organically rich loams. Soils should be kept uniformly moist during the growing season, but drought is tolerated while dormant.

Fertilizer Needs:

Recommended Mulch:

PLANT DESCRIPTION

Foliage Color:

Green

Foliage Description:

Narrow, linear to strap-shaped, green leaves appear in erect to sprawling clumps.

Fragrant:

no

Predominant flower color:

White

Flower Description:

Yellow crown; white outside petals

Fall color:

no

Fall Color Description:

Winter Foliage:

Deciduous

Winter Interest:

no

Winter Interest Description:

Mature height:

18"

Mature spread:

6"

Growth rate:

LANDSCAPE APPLICATION

Deer Resistant:

yes

Fire Resistant:

no

Attracts Pollinators:

no

Attracts Butterflies:

no

Native Habitat:

Attracts Birds:

no

Cut/Dried Flowers:

yes

Used by Wildlife:

no

Swales:

no

Wildlife Use:

Photo:
Pat Kolling

Hedge/Screen:

no

Border:

yes

Erosion Control:

no

Windbreak:

no

Ground Cover:

no

Provides Shade:

no

Rock Garden:

yes

Cover Structures:

no

First Bloom:

Mar

Last Bloom:

Adds Texture/Movement:

Apr

Ornamental Accent:

yes

yes

Garden Observations:

Seasonal Care
Maintenance

SEASONAL CARE

Spring Care:

After the flowers have bloomed in spring, 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 w

Summer Care:

Fall Care:

Plant bulbs in early to mid fall. Planting depth depends upon bulb size. Each bulb should be planted 2 to 3 times as deep as the bulb, with at least 3? of soil over the top. Space bulbs from 4-10? apart (larger bulbs are planted further apart than smaller

Winter Care:

Long Term Care:

Insect Pests:

Infrequent insect pests include narcissus bulb fly, narcissus nematode, slugs and snails. Bulb scale mite may occur.

Wildlife Pests:

Diseases:

Narcissus yellow stripe virus is an infrequent problem.

Environmental Problems:

Landscape Problems:

No serious insect or disease problems. With proper soil and culture, daffodils are noted for being almost pest-free.

Care Comments:

Bulb rot may occur in poorly-drained soils. Deer and rabbits tend to avoid this plant.

RESOURCES

OSU Landscape Profile:

USDA Plants:

Calscape Database:

LBJ Native Plant Database:

Missouri Botanical Garden Database:

Monrovia Profile:

Alternate Source 1:

Alternate Source 2:

Source Comment:

Landscape Application
Resource Links

Plant Maintenance Information

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