Daffodil Narcissus 'Itzim' (6)

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


The Narcissus 'Itzim' is a type of daffodil known for its distinctive and attractive blooms. The flowers of this plant are characterized by their bright and cheerful appearance. Each flower generally consists of a central trumpet-shaped corona that is surrounded by a ring of petal-like tepals. The corona is often a contrasting color to the tepals, making for a striking display that can be clearly seen from a distance. The color of the tepals is typically a crisp white or a pale yellow, which can vary in intensity from a soft pastel to a more vibrant hue. The corona can have a different color, sometimes exhibiting shades of orange, yellow, or even pink, which often fades or deepens toward the throat. The blossoms are borne atop sturdy stems and are known to have a star-like form when viewed from above, with the tepals radiating outward from the central corona. The leaves of the Narcissus 'Itzim' are slender and strap-shaped, with a deep green color that provides a lush background for the luminous flowers. They grow in a basal cluster at the base of the stem, contributing to the plant's tidy and neat appearance. The foliage complements the flowers well, highlighting their colors and adding to the overall allure of the plant. The plant's overall form is graceful and poised, with an elegant presentation that is commonly seen in spring gardens. The refreshing colors and the classic daffodil shape make Narcissus 'Itzim' a popular choice among gardeners seeking to add a touch of brightness and charm to their planting spaces.

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Daffodil, Jonquil, Narcissus.

    • Common names

      Narcissus 'Itzim'

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      The most common name for Narcissus 'Itzim' is Daffodil. Daffodils are toxic to humans if ingested. They contain a toxic chemical called lycorine, primarily found in the bulb but also present in the leaves and flowers. Symptoms of daffodil poisoning can include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. Severe cases might involve cardiac arrhythmia, convulsions, or severe systemic reactions, but such extreme reactions are rare.

    • To pets

      The most common name for Narcissus 'Itzim' is Daffodil. Daffodils are toxic to pets, including dogs and cats. They contain lycorine and other compounds that can induce vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, convulsions, and heart problems. Ingestion of any part of the plant, particularly the bulbs, can lead to these symptoms. Serious cases can result in significant toxicity and may require veterinary attention.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color


    • Height

      1 foot 4 inches (0.4 meters)

    • Spread

      0 feet 6 inches (0.15 meters)

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area



  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Easy to care for: Daffodil 'Itzim' is known for its ease of cultivation, making it ideal for beginner gardeners.
    • Spring bloom: It heralds the arrival of spring with its bright and cheerful blooms, providing an early splash of color.
    • Aesthetic appeal: Its striking flowers add visual interest to gardens, borders, and as cut flowers in bouquets.
    • Attracts pollinators: The blossoms attract bees and butterflies, supporting the local ecosystem.
    • Multiplying bulbs: These bulbs naturally multiply over time, which can lead to larger displays each year without additional planting.
    • Cold hardy: Daffodil 'Itzim' is resilient in colder climates and can withstand frost, making it a robust choice for many gardens.

  • 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

    • Floral Arrangements: Daffodil 'Itzim' blooms can be used to add a splash of color to bouquets or decorative flower arrangements in homes and various events.
    • Photography Subjects: The distinctive trumpet-like flowers of the Daffodil 'Itzim' make them a popular subject for photographers, especially in spring gardens.
    • Educational Tools: Horticulture educators may use Daffodil 'Itzim' as an example to teach about bulbous plant growth, reproduction, and spring blooming cycles.
    • Artistic Inspiration: Artists may draw inspiration from the vivid and unique beauty of the Daffodil 'Itzim' for paintings, drawings, and other art forms.
    • Symbolic Gifts: Daffodils are associated with rebirth and new beginnings, so 'Itzim' can be given as gifts to symbolize hope and rejuvenation.
    • Dye Production: Though not a common use, the petals of Daffodil 'Itzim' could theoretically be used to produce natural dyes for textiles or crafts.
    • Gardening Reference: 'Itzim' serves as a reference for gardeners to indicate the arrival of spring, as daffodils are often one of the first flowers to bloom.
    • Biodegradable Confetti: Once the petals fall, they can be collected and used as a natural and biodegradable confetti for outdoor celebrations.
    • Seasonal Festivals: In some cultures and communities, the blooming of daffodils, including 'Itzim', can signal the start of spring festivals or garden shows.
    • Perfume Inspiration: The scent of 'Itzim' flowers may be used as inspiration for creating perfumes, although daffodils are generally not a common source of fragrance.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    The Daffodil is associated with good fortune in Feng Shui, and it is believed to bring prosperity when placed in the wealth corner of a home, which is the southeast corner of your space. Displaying Daffodils in your home during the Lunar New Year is also thought to bring good luck.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    The Daffodil is not used in astrology practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • Rebirth and New Beginnings: The Narcissus 'Itzim', commonly known as Daffodil, typically blooms in early spring, symbolizing the end of winter and the arrival of new life.
    • Unrequited Love: Stemming from the Greek myth of Narcissus, daffodils can sometimes be a symbol of self-love and the inability to have one's love reciprocated.
    • Renewal and Vitality: Daffodils' bright and cheery flowers embody the essence of life's renewal and the vitality that comes with the warmer days of spring.
    • Respect: Daffodils are often associated with respect and esteem, making them suitable gifts when wanting to express these sentiments.
    • Prosperity: In some cultures, daffodils are considered lucky and are believed to bring good fortune and prosperity, especially when the first bloom is brought into the home.
    • Chivalry: The daffodil is sometimes a representation of chivalry and regard due to its upright, strong nature and distinguished appearance.

Every week
2500 - 10000 Lux
Every year
Spring-Early Summer
Not needed
  • water dropWater

    Daffodil 'Itzim' prefer consistent moisture during their growth period, especially while the shoots, leaves, and flowers are developing. Water these plants deeply whenever the top inch of soil feels dry, which typically occurs once every week, depending on the climate and soil conditions. You should aim to provide the daffodils with about 1 inch of water each week, which equates to approximately 0.6 gallons per square yard of soil. Reduce watering after the flowers have faded and the leaves have begun to yellow, which indicates the plant is entering dormancy.

  • sunLight

    Daffodils, including 'Itzim', thrive best in locations with full sun to partial shade. The ideal spot for them would be one that receives at least six hours of direct sunlight every day. They can tolerate some afternoon shade, especially in hotter regions, as this can help protect them from intense, potentially damaging heat.

  • thermometerTemperature

    Daffodils like 'Itzim' are cold-hardy plants and can typically withstand winter temperatures down to about 5°F without requiring any special protection. They prefer a temperate climate with spring temperatures ranging between 50°F and 70°F. The most vigorous growth and flowering occur within this temperature range.

  • scissorsPruning

    Daffodils like 'Itzim' require minimal pruning. Deadhead the spent flower heads after blooming to prevent seed formation, which conserves energy for the bulb. Leave the foliage intact until it has yellowed and died back naturally, which typically occurs several weeks after flowering. Pruning the foliage too early can weaken the bulbs.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    Daffodils like Narcissus 'Itzim' thrive in well-draining, loamy to sandy soil with a slightly acidic to neutral pH of 6.0 to 7.0. A mix enriched with organic matter such as compost is ideal.

  • plantRepotting

    Daffodils like Narcissus 'Itzim' generally don't need frequent repotting and can be left undisturbed for several years unless they become overcrowded.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Daffodils like Narcissus 'Itzim' are tolerant of a wide range of humidity levels and do not require any special humidity considerations.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Place in bright, indirect light and cool temperatures.

    • Outdoor

      Full sun to partial shade, in well-draining soil.

    • Hardiness zone

      3-9 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    The life of the Daffodil 'Itzim' begins with a period of dormancy, where the bulb lies inactive underground during the summer. In autumn, roots begin to grow, and the plant starts absorbing nutrients from the soil, preparing for the growth period. Through winter, leaves emerge from the bulb, even in cold weather, leading to the development of a flower stalk. In early spring, the 'Itzim' blossoms, displaying its characteristic bright yellow trumpet-shaped flowers. After blooming, the plant goes through a period of senescence where the leaves die back, directing energy into the bulb for the next cycle. The cycle concludes with the plant returning to dormancy, recharging for the subsequent year's growth.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Spring-Early Summer

    • Propogation: The most popular method of propagating Narcissus 'Itzim', commonly known as daffodil, is by dividing the bulbs after the foliage has died back, which typically occurs in late summer to early fall. This is after the plant has finished its growth cycle for the season. To propagate by division, carefully dig around the daffodil clumps with a shovel or garden fork, being mindful not to damage the bulbs. Gently lift the bulbs out of the soil and brush off any excess dirt. You will notice that smaller bulbs, called offsets, are attached to the base of the larger, mother bulb. These can be separated by gently twisting or pulling them apart. Once separated, replant the bulbs at a depth of about 6 inches (15 cm), spaced 3 to 6 inches (7.5 to 15 cm) apart in a well-draining area with plenty of sunlight.