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NARCISSUS 'Virginia Sunrise'

Image of Narcissus 'Virginia Sunrise'

Mark A. Miller

Family

Amaryllidaceae

Botanical Name

NARCISSUS 'Virginia Sunrise'

Plant Common Name

Large-cupped Daffodil, Virginia Sunrise Daffodil

Special Notice

This entry has yet to be reviewed and approved by L2G editors.

General Description

Cultivar 'Virginia Sunrise' is a very pretty, large-cupped daffodil. Each blossom has six white petals that surround a large central cup with ruffled edges. When blooms first open, the cups are light yellow but then deepen to golden orange. Virginia Sunrise daffodils begin to flower in mid- to late winter, but later in colder winter areas.

Daffodils are some of the easiest bulbs to grow. They excel in full to partial sun and require average to fertile soil that doesn't remain soggy after rains. After blooming, it is good to let their green tops photosynthesize to allow them to store plenty of fuel in the bulbs for next spring’s display. Once their leaves start to wither and turn yellow, they can be cut to the ground. Hardiness is cultivar/species dependent, but all Narcissus require a chilling period to bloom.

These long-lived bulbs are clump-forming and good for naturalizing. Unlike tulips, they are poisonous, so their bulbs are not eaten by small mammals and their green tops are not browsed by deer. The blooms of 'Virginia Sunrise' make terrific long-lasting cut flowers.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    3 - 9

  • Sunset Zone

    A2, A3, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Bulb or Corm or Tuber

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    16"-20" / 40.6cm - 50.8cm

  • Width

    18"-24" / 45.7cm - 61.0cm

  • Bloom Time

    Early Spring, Winter, Late Winter

  • Native To

    Europe, Asia, Central Asia, Eastern Asia

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Black Walnut Toxicity

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White, Yellow, Orange, Gold

  • Flower Color Modifier

    Bicolor

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single, Double

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Cutflower, Feature Plant, Foundation, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes