Narcissus Recurvus (Pheasant Eye) Bulb
Delivery: End Aug to Feb
Pure white petals with a deep red eye. Narcissus Recurvus “Pheasant Eye Narcissus” or poet's narcissus, has a delicious sent and will flower in to late spring.
Heirloom Narcissus classified 1831
|Bulb Size (cm)
|12 - 14cm Bulb
|End Aug to Feb
|Sun, Partial shade
|Month of Blooming
|April (Late), May (Early)
|Planting Density (per square m)
|Front border, Middle border, Back border
|Animal Resistant, Bee and Pollinator Friendly, Good for Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Naturalising, RHS Award of Garden Merit, Heirloom
|Suitable for Pots
|Type of Soil
|Moderately Fertile, Well Drained
Narcissus Recurvus (Pheasant Eye) is a beautiful and fragrant variety of daffodil bulb. This heirloom variety has been popular for centuries and is known for its star-shaped, white petals and yellow cup with a red rim. The petals are elegantly recurved and the center cup has a pleasant, sweet scent. The small cup resembles a Pheasant's Eye. One of the very last daffodils to flower in spring, it is worth the wait.
The bulbs of this narcissus have a distinctive hooked neck. There are quite a small bulb in comparison to many of the yellow trumpet daffodils. Choose a location that receives full sun or partial shade, with well-draining soil. Dig holes that are about 12cm deep and plant the bulbs with the neck end facing up.
Narcissus Recurvus requires moderate watering during its growing season, which is typically in the spring. Water the bulbs when the soil is dry to the touch, but avoid overwatering. It can be a good idea to fertilise the bulbs after planting, and again in the spring when the leaves begin to emerge.
After the flowers have bloomed, leave the foliage to die back naturally. This helps the bulbs to store energy for the next growing season. If you want to tidy up the area, you can cut back the foliage once it has turned yellow and withered away.
Narcissus Recurvus (Pheasant Eye) can split into many smaller bulbs. They are a great perennial flower providing the bulbs are given enough food to provide healthy bulbs the following year.
Overall, Narcissus Recurvus (Pheasant Eye) is a stunning and fragrant addition to any garden. With its beautiful white petals, yellow cup with a red rim, and sweet scent, it's sure to impress. Quite unlike any other group of daffodil It is always a joy to see these flowers in late spring. If you like these then also try Actaea or Verger.