Wild Flower Shop

Contact & About Us
Delivery, T&Cs
Plant Collections Seed Packets  Seed Collections Meadow Mixtures Wild Grasses Info & Advice 

Native Bulbs

Pond Plants Trees & Hedging



British Wild Daffodil Bulbs

Latin:  Narcissus pseudonarcissus

Other Names:  Lent Lily, Easter Lily
Distribution:  This is the British wild daffodil, which was once common in the wild throughout British woodlands, but with the clearance of woodland and improvement of pasture, the numbers of wild daffodils has drastically reduced.
Habitat:  It thrives in damp woodland and pasture.  It is a vigorous grower and suitable for naturalising in grass, dappled shade and open woodland.
Description:  Perennial.  It is a short plant (15-30cm), which blooms in February and March.  The flowers have pale yellow petals with a deeper yellow trumpet and a light scent.
Uses: The bulb of the daffodil has narcotic properties.  It was recommended by the 17th century herbalist, Thomas Culpepper, as a purgative and emetic, but the Botanical Society of the British Isles warn that the plant is poisonous.
Growing Notes:
The true Wild Daffodils can be notoriously shy to flower in the first season after planting!

Planting Instructions for 'In the Green' Bulbs:  The bulbs should be planted as soon as you receive them.  They are best planted where they can be left undisturbed.  If the earth is frozen solid, then you’ll need to wait until it is crumbly again.  If you do need to wait for a couple of days, sink the bulbs in some damp compost in a sheltered place until the soil is crumbly again.

Click Here to Buy Wild Daffodils 'in the Green' for delivery January to April

Planting Instructions for Dry Bulbs:  bulbs should be planted in the autumn as soon as received.  They are best planted where they can be left undisturbed.  Plant with about 10cm of soil above the bulb, so that the soil covering does not dry out during the Spring.  If the soil dries out, the plant may not have sufficient moisture to build up the bulb for flowering the following year.

Click Here to Buy Wild Daffodil Bulbs for delivery September to December 

Plant the bulbs as soon as possible upon receipt.

These bulbs were grown in Britain from cultivated stock.  


Back To Previous Page