Daffodil Narcissus 'Georgie Boy' (2)

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


The Narcissus 'Georgie Boy' is a captivating variety within the daffodil family with distinct characteristics. This charming plant features flowers that are known for their striking color combination. The petals, traditionally called perianth segments, are typically bright lemon-yellow and form an inviting backdrop to the contrasting deep orange, ruffled cup in the center, often referred to as the corona. This cup is usually slightly frilled at the rim, adding a touch of elegance to the overall look of the flower. The daffodil's blooms are known for their symmetrical appearance and are carried on strong, upright stems, which are neatly complemented by long, slender, dark green leaves. The combination of the classic daffodil shape with the vibrant colors of 'Georgie Boy' makes it a standout in the springtime garden, providing a cheerful burst of color after the winter months.

Plant Info
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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Daffodil, Jonquil, Narcissus

    • Common names

      Narcissus 'Georgie Boy'

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      The daffodil, including Narcissus 'Georgie Boy', contains toxic alkaloids primarily lycorine and oxalates, which can pose a risk if ingested. If a person ingests any part of a daffodil, they might experience symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. In severe cases, ingestion may lead to cardiac arrhythmias, hypotension, convulsions, and, although rare, can be fatal. It is important to handle daffodils with care and ensure they are not mistaken for edible plants, as even the water from a vase containing daffodils can contain toxins.

    • To pets

      The daffodil, encompassing the variety Narcissus 'Georgie Boy', is toxic to pets including dogs and cats. The plant contains alkaloids like lycorine, which can cause vomiting, salivation, diarrhea, abdominal pain, cardiac arrhythmias, and even tremors if a pet ingests any part of the plant. Severe cases of poisoning can lead to significant clinical signs or even death. It is crucial for pet owners to keep daffodils, including their bulbs, which contain the highest concentration of toxins, out of reach from pets.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color


    • Height

      1-1.5 feet (30-45 cm)

    • Spread

      0.5 feet (15 cm)

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area



  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Enhances Landscape Aesthetics: The vibrant yellow blooms of daffodils add a splash of color to gardens and landscapes.
    • Low Maintenance: Daffodils are easy to grow and require minimal care once established, making them suitable for beginner gardeners.
    • Perennial Growth: Being a perennial, daffodils return each year with appropriate care, offering a long-term addition to the garden.
    • Cold Tolerance: Daffodils are cold-hardy and can survive in colder climates where other plants may not thrive.
    • Pest Resistant: Daffodils are generally resistant to pests, reducing the need for chemical treatments.
    • Drought Tolerance: Once established, daffodils can tolerate periods of dry conditions without wilting quickly.
    • Attracts Pollinators: The flowers can attract beneficial insects such as bees, aiding in the pollination of other plants in the garden.
    • Ease of Propagation: Daffodils can be easily propagated by dividing the bulbs, allowing gardeners to expand their display or share with others.
    • Early Bloomers: As one of the first flowers to bloom in spring, daffodils can provide an early source of nectar for pollinators and an early splash of color for gardens.
    • Versatile Planting: They can be planted in flower beds, borders, containers, and even naturalized in lawns for a more informal appearance.

  • 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

    • Narcissus 'Georgie Boy' can be used as a natural dye source for fabrics, providing a range of yellow hues depending on the mordant used.
    • The plant's sap has been traditionally used as a natural adhesive for small tasks, such as sealing envelopes or paper crafts.
    • Narcissus bulbs can be planted as a pest deterrent in gardens, as certain animals avoid their scent and taste.
    • The flowers can be pressed and included in botanical art projects or to create personalized stationery and bookmarks.
    • Narcissus 'Georgie Boy' can be used as a learning tool in schools for plant biology and life cycle studies, as they are easy to grow and observe.
    • Its petals can be used to flavor natural syrups and sugars, giving them a subtle floral note for culinary experimentation.
    • The dried flowers can serve as an organic component in potpourri mixes, adding fragrance and color to a room.
    • Narcissus 'Georgie Boy' plants can be given as gifts during spring festivals as symbols of renewal and fresh beginnings.
    • The sturdy, hollow stems of the narcissus can be used creatively in crafts for constructing miniature plant supports or frames.
    • These flowers are often used in photographic subjects and tutorials due to their vibrant colors and distinct shape, ideal for practicing macro photography.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    The Daffodil is not used in Feng Shui practice.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    The Daffodil is not used in astrology practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • New Beginnings: The Narcissus, commonly known as the Daffodil, is often one of the first flowers to bloom in spring, symbolizing the end of winter and the arrival of new life and beginnings.
    • Rebirth and Renewal: Due to its association with the onset of spring, the Daffodil represents rebirth and the renewal of the cycle of life.
    • Unrequited Love: In the language of flowers, Daffodils can sometimes symbolize unrequited love, possibly due to the myth of Narcissus who fell in love with his own reflection.
    • Self-Reflection: Reflecting the myth of Narcissus, where the character becomes enamored with his own image, the flower is sometimes associated with self-reflection and even vanity.
    • Inspiration: Daffodils are often associated with creativity and inspiration, perhaps because they are one of the first bright blooms to emerge after the winter, bringing cheer and hope.
    • Prosperity: In some cultures, Daffodils are believed to bring good fortune and prosperity, especially when they bloom in abundance.
    • Memory and Honor: In some traditions, Daffodils are used to honor loved ones who have passed away, signifying the keeping of their memory alive.

Every 1-2 weeks
2500 - 10000 Lux
Every 1-2 years
Spring-Early Summer
Not needed
  • water dropWater

    Daffodils, including 'Georgie Boy', should be watered thoroughly at planting and then regularly while they are actively growing. After planting, soak the bulbs to encourage root growth. During the growing season, daffodils typically require about an inch of water per week, which equates to roughly half a gallon per square foot. You can reduce watering once the flowers have bloomed and foliage has begun to die back. Although daffodils are relatively drought-tolerant, providing consistent moisture during their growth period is key to a healthy display of flowers.

  • sunLight

    Daffodils, such as 'Georgie Boy', perform best in full to partial sunlight. They thrive with at least six hours of direct sunlight daily, which helps ensure vigorous blooms. An ideal spot would be an area that gets morning sunlight and some afternoon shade, especially in hotter climates to protect them from intense heat.

  • thermometerTemperature

    Daffodils, including 'Georgie Boy', prefer cooler temperatures and can survive in temperatures as low as 20°F and as high as 75°F. They thrive in the average temperature range of 50°F to 60°F. While the bulbs are dormant, they can withstand colder winter temperatures, but extended periods of extreme cold without snow cover can damage them.

  • scissorsPruning

    Daffodils such as 'Georgie Boy' do not require heavy pruning, but deadheading the spent flowers is beneficial to prevent the plant from wasting energy on seed production. Remove only the flower head, not the foliage, as the leaves are necessary to gather energy for the next year's bloom. Prune back the foliage only after it has turned yellow and died back naturally, typically a few weeks after flowering.

  • broomCleaning

    Not needed

  • bambooSoil

    Daffodils like 'Georgie Boy' prefer well-drained soil enriched with organic matter. A good mix would be equal parts loam, sand, and compost for drainage and fertility. The ideal soil pH should range between 6.0 to 7.0 for optimal growth.

  • plantRepotting

    Daffodils such as 'Georgie Boy' do not require frequent repotting. They should be repotted once every 3 to 5 years or when clumps become overcrowded to maintain vigorous growth.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Daffodils like 'Georgie Boy' are tolerant of most humidity levels and do not have specific humidity requirements. Average indoor humidity is usually sufficient.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Place in bright, indirect light and keep soil moderately moist.

    • Outdoor

      Plant in a sunny spot in well-draining soil in autumn.

    • Hardiness zone

      3-9 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    Narcissus 'Georgie Boy', commonly known as daffodil, begins its life cycle as a bulb planted in the autumn. It undergoes a period of dormancy during the colder months, using this time to develop roots. With the onset of spring, the bulb sprouts and the plant grows leaves and a stem leading to the flowering stage, where the characteristic yellow flowers bloom. After flowering, the plant enters a period of senescence: the leaves and flowers die back, and the plant redirects energy to the bulb for the next season. The bulb then re-enters dormancy through the summer and early autumn. This cycle repeats annually, with the bulb capable of producing new offsets that can grow into separate plants, thereby propagating the species.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Spring-Early Summer

    • Daffodil 'Georgie Boy', like other daffodils, is most commonly propagated through division of its bulbs. This usually takes place in the fall, when the plants have died back and are dormant. Gardeners should gently dig up the clumps of bulbs and carefully separate them by hand, ensuring that each division has at least one growth point or "nose." These individual bulbs can then be replanted immediately, positioned about 6 inches (approximately 15 cm) deep and 4 to 6 inches (10 to 15 cm) apart, in well-draining soil with exposure to full sun or partial shade. As the bulbs establish and grow, they will naturally multiply, leading to a fuller display in subsequent years. Division helps to rejuvenate over-crowded clumps and encourages vigorous growth and blooming in the next season.