Daffodil Narcissus 'Bram Warnaar' (1)

☠ Toxic to humans
🐾 Toxic to pets
🌸 Blooming
🍪 Not edible
‍🌱 Easy-care
daffodil 'Bram Warnaar'


Narcissus 'Bram Warnaar' is a captivating plant that is characterized by its striking flowers and lush foliage. Commonly known as daffodil, this variety produces blooms that are noteworthy for their beautiful color composition. The flowers typically showcase a prominent central cup or corona, which is often a vivid contrasting hue compared to the surrounding petals. This cup is traditionally trumpet-shaped, and it can be found in a range of colors from deep orange to a lighter yellow or even pinkish tones, depending on the cultivar. Surrounding the central cup are usually six petals that spread outward and may have a slightly overlapping quality to them. These petals are generally a shade of bright yellow or creamy white, creating an attractive backdrop for the corona. The texture of the petals is smooth, and they possess a delicate sheen that catches the light. The foliage adds to the plant's overall attractiveness with its slender, strap-like leaves that emerge from the base of the stalk. These leaves are a rich green in color and typically have a smooth and slightly glossy surface, contributing to the plant's lush appearance. Together, the vibrant blooms and verdant leaves make Narcissus 'Bram Warnaar' a popular choice for adding a splash of color to springtime gardens or floral displays.

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Daffodil, Jonquil, Narcissus

    • Common names

      Narcissus 'Bram Warnaar'.

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      The Narcissus 'Bram Warnaar', commonly known as daffodil, is toxic to humans if ingested. The plant contains alkaloids such as lycorine, which can cause symptoms including nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. In severe cases, ingesting daffodils can lead to cardiac arrhythmias, hypotension, and even respiratory depression. Contact with the sap may also cause dermatitis in sensitive individuals.

    • To pets

      Daffodil, the common name for Narcissus 'Bram Warnaar', is toxic to pets. Ingestion of any part of the plant can lead to symptoms such as vomiting, excessive salivation, diarrhea, convulsions, low blood pressure, tremors, and cardiac arrhythmias. In severe cases, consuming large quantities of daffodil bulbs, leaves, or flowers can be fatal to cats and dogs.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color


    • Height

      1 foot 4 inches (0.41 meters)

    • Spread

      1 foot (0.30 meters)

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area



  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Aesthetic Appeal: Adds visual interest to gardens with its vibrant yellow blooms.
    • Low Maintenance: Requires minimal care once established, making it ideal for busy or novice gardeners.
    • Drought Tolerance: Once established, it is relatively tolerant of dry conditions.
    • Pest Resistance: Generally resistant to deer and other pests, reducing the need for chemical repellents.
    • Ease of Propagation: Can be propagated easily through bulb division, allowing gardeners to expand their collection.
    • Seasonal Interest: Blooms in the spring, providing early color after the winter months.
    • Versatility: Suitable for planting in borders, containers, and as a part of cut flower arrangements.
    • Long Bloom Period: The flowers last for several weeks, providing a prolonged display of color.
    • Symbolic Significance: Often signifies rebirth and new beginnings, making it a thoughtful plant for gift-giving.

  • medicalMedical Properties

    This plant is not used for medical purposes.

  • windAir-purifying Qualities

    This plant is not specifically known for air purifying qualities.

  • leavesOther Uses

    • Perfume Ingredient: Narcissus essential oils are sometimes used in perfumery for their intense and heady floral scent.
    • Symbolic Gift: Daffodils, including Narcissus 'Bram Warnaar', are often given as gifts to symbolize rebirth and new beginnings, particularly in the springtime.
    • Literary Inspiration: The daffodil has inspired poets and writers and can be used as a muse for art, poetry, and prose to evoke themes of narcissism, beauty, and the ephemeral nature of life.
    • Garden Pest Deterrent: Daffodils are believed to deter certain garden pests, including rodents and deer, which tend to avoid these plants due to their toxic properties.
    • Companion Planting: Narcissus 'Bram Warnaar' can be planted among other bulbs to create a varied and staggered blooming period in the garden.
    • Photography Subject: With their striking appearance, daffodils can be excellent subjects for photography, especially macro photography, to capture their intricate details.
    • Floating Decorations: Cut daffodils can be floated in bowls of water to create simple, elegant table decorations for events or gatherings.
    • Eco-Dyeing: The flowers and bulbs of daffodils can be used in natural dyeing processes to achieve a range of yellows and greens on fabrics.
    • Language of Flowers: In the Victorian language of flowers, daffodils represent chivalry and respect, and they can be used in bouquets to convey these sentiments.
    • Horticultural Shows: Daffodil enthusiasts often enter Narcissus 'Bram Warnaar' in flower shows and competitions, celebrating the beauty and form of this particular variety.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    The daffodil is used in Feng Shui to attract good fortune, prosperity, and to foster new beginnings. It can be placed in the wealth corner of a home or office to enhance prosperity or in the personal growth area to support new ventures.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    The daffodil is not used in astrology practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • New Beginnings: The Narcissus, commonly known as daffodil, often blooms in early spring, symbolizing the end of winter and the arrival of a new cycle of growth and opportunity.
    • Unrequited Love: Rooted in the Greek myth of Narcissus, the daffodil is sometimes associated with self-love and the idea of being so enamored with oneself that it leads to a lack of reciprocal love.
    • Renewal and Vitality: The appearance of daffodils after a long winter can also represent rebirth and rejuvenation, signifying the shedding of old ways and embracing change.
    • Prosperity: In some cultures, daffodils are believed to bring good fortune and are seen as a sign of prosperity and wealth.
    • Respect: Presenting daffodils in a bouquet is often interpreted as a sign of respect and is used to honor others for their hard work and achievements.

Every 1-2 weeks
500 - 2500 Lux
Every 1-3 years
Spring-Early Summer
Not needed
  • water dropWater

    Daffodils, including the Narcissus 'Bram Warnaar', require watering when the soil feels dry to the touch. During the growing season, particularly in the absence of rain, water them deeply about once a week to keep the soil moist but not soggy. Provide about one inch of water, which equates to approximately 0.6 gallons for a 10 square foot area each time you water. After blooming, you can reduce watering as the foliage begins to die back and the bulbs go dormant.

  • sunLight

    Daffodils, including Narcissus 'Bram Warnaar', thrive in full sun to partial shade. They perform best when they receive at least six hours of direct sunlight daily. An ideal spot would be in a garden bed that receives morning sunlight and dappled afternoon shade, especially in areas with hot afternoons.

  • thermometerTemperature

    Daffodils, like Narcissus 'Bram Warnaar', prefer a temperate climate with cold winters and warm springs. They can survive winter temperatures as low as 20 degrees Fahrenheit and are hardy in USDA zones 3 through 8. The ideal temperature for daffodils during the growing season is between 50 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • scissorsPruning

    Daffodils, such as Narcissus 'Bram Warnaar', generally do not require pruning, but spent flower heads should be removed to prevent seed formation that can drain energy from the bulb. Do not cut back or remove the foliage until it has yellowed and died back naturally, which is typically 6 weeks after flowering. This allows time for the bulbs to store energy for the next blooming cycle.

  • broomCleaning

    Not needed

  • bambooSoil

    For Daffodils, a well-draining soil with good fertility is best, supplemented with organic matter such as compost or well-rotted manure. The ideal pH range for Daffodils is 6.0 to 7.0. It's important to ensure the soil provides adequate drainage to prevent bulb rot.

  • plantRepotting

    Daffodils typically do not require frequent repotting and can be left undisturbed for several years. They should be repotted only if the bulbs become overcrowded, usually every 3 to 5 years. After flowering, wait until the foliage has died back before lifting the bulbs.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Daffodils are relatively adaptable to a range of humidity levels and do not have specific humidity requirements. They can thrive outdoors in the climate they are suited for, and when grown indoors, normal room humidity will suffice.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      For Daffodils, ensure bright light, cool temperatures, and good air circulation.

    • Outdoor

      Plant Daffodils in full to partial sun and well-draining soil.

    • Hardiness zone

      3-9 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    The daffodil 'Bram Warnaar', being a bulbous perennial plant, begins its cycle when the bulb, which contains all the necessary nutrients and embryonic plant parts, is planted in the ground, typically in the fall. As temperatures warm in the spring, the bulb initiates growth, pushing a flower stalk and leaves up through the soil. The plant blooms in early to mid-spring, producing the iconic trumpet-shaped yellow or white flowers that daffodils are known for. After flowering, the plant goes through photosynthesis during the spring and early summer, where the foliage generates energy that is stored back in the bulb for the next year's growth. Following this period of energy production, the leaves die back and the plant enters a dormant period through the summer and fall. The cycle resumes the following spring when temperatures increase, triggering the bulb to start the growth process anew.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Spring-Early Summer

    • The most popular method of propagating Narcissus 'Bram Warnaar', commonly known as daffodil, is by dividing the bulbs. Daffodil bulbs naturally produce offsets, also known as daughter bulbs, which can be gently separated from the parent bulb after the foliage has died back post-flowering, usually in late spring to early summer. When separating the bulbs, it's important to leave as much of the root system intact as possible. Newly separated bulbs should be planted about 6 inches deep (approximately 15 centimeters) and about 6 inches apart in well-drained soil where they will receive full sun or partial shade. The planting depth ensures proper rooting and support for the stem, while the spacing allows for adequate room for growth. Water the new plantings thoroughly to encourage root development before the winter dormancy period.