Daffodil Narcissus 'Kokopelli' (7)

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


Narcissus 'Kokopelli' is a type of daffodil known for its cheerful, springtime appearance. The bloom of the 'Kokopelli' daffodil features bright yellow petals radiating around a central cup that is also yellow, but often a deeper shade. The outer petals are typically long and slightly back-curved, framing the central trumpet-shaped cup that distinguishes daffodils from other flowers. This contrasting cup may have a slightly frilled or ruffled edge, adding to its ornamental appeal. The glossy, strap-shaped leaves of the plant are a deep green, providing a complementary backdrop for the vibrant flowers. The foliage emerges from the base of the plant, creating an attractive tuft from which the flower stalks rise, each bearing a single, starry bloom. The overall result is a display of vibrant yellow flowers that can add brightness and charm to any spring garden.

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Synonyms

      Daffodil, Narcissus, Jonquil.

    • Common names

      Narcissus 'Kokopelli'

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      Daffodil, including the variety 'Kokopelli', contains toxic alkaloids such as lycorine, particularly concentrated in the bulbs but also present in leaves and flowers. If ingested, it can cause symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and in severe cases, cardiac arrhythmias, hypotension, or even neurologic symptoms like tremors or seizures. Handling the bulbs may also cause skin irritation due to calcium oxalate crystals. It is essential to seek medical attention immediately if any part of the plant is ingested or if symptoms develop.

    • To pets

      Daffodil is toxic to pets, including cats and dogs. The toxic alkaloids, mainly lycorine, can cause vomiting, salivation, diarrhea, abdominal pain, tremors, heart issues, and seizures if ingested. The bulbs are the most poisonous part, but all parts of the plant can be harmful. Immediate veterinary care is crucial if a pet ingests any part of the daffodil.

  • 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

    • Attractive Flowers: Narcissus 'Kokopelli' produces bright, cheerful flowers that are aesthetically pleasing and can enhance the beauty of gardens and landscapes.
    • Easy to Grow: It is relatively easy to cultivate and does not require extensive gardening skills, making it accessible for amateur gardeners and professionals alike.
    • Spring Blooming: These daffodils bloom in spring, providing early color to gardens after the winter months and signaling the beginning of a new growing season.
    • Drought Tolerance: Once established, they have a level of drought resistance, reducing the need for frequent watering and making them suitable for a variety of climates.
    • Pest Resistant: The plant has natural resistance to many pests, minimizing the necessity for chemical interventions and making it a more environmentally friendly choice.
    • Naturalizing: Narcissus 'Kokopelli' has the ability to naturalize, meaning they can spread and propagate themselves over time, creating larger displays each year.
    • Cutting Flower: The blooms make excellent cutting flowers, allowing them to be enjoyed indoors as part of floral arrangements.

  • 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

    • Extracts from the daffodil can be used in perfumery; the fragrance is often associated with spring and is used in various scented products.
    • Daffodil bulbs contain starch and were historically used as a replacement for potatoes in times of scarcity, although they are toxic if not prepared correctly.
    • The sap of daffodils is used as a natural glue in some traditional crafts, although it can be irritating to the skin.
    • Crushed daffodil petals have been used in traditional textile dyeing processes to achieve a range of yellow hues.
    • Daffodils are planted among fruit trees and garden crops as a natural pest repellent, deterring rodents and deer.
    • The bulbs can be crushed and used as a natural fish poison for fishing, a practice observed in some indigenous cultures.
    • Daffodil flowers can be used in the production of natural yellow ink for painting and artistic purposes.
    • During the Victorian era, daffodil juice was used as a traditional remedy to remove splinters.
    • Daffodil flowers can be pressed and used in botanical artwork or to decorate hand-crafted paper, providing a unique floral design.
    • In some cultures, the daffodil is associated with luck and is planted near doorways or in gardens to bring good fortune to the household.

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

    • Rebirth and New Beginnings: Traditionally, the daffodil, which is the most common name for Narcissus 'Kokopelli', is associated with the coming of spring. The flower symbolizes rebirth and new opportunities as it is one of the first plants to bloom when the weather warms.
    • Inspiration and Creativity: The daffodil's bright appearance after a long winter has commonly been seen as a source of creative inspiration and a muse for poets and artists alike.
    • Self-Love: Originating from the Greek myth of Narcissus, the plant has come to represent self-love and self-obsession, reminding us of the importance of self-awareness.
    • Renewal and Vitality: Its association with spring also imbues the daffodil with connotations of vitality, energy, and vigor as life renews itself after winter's sleep.
    • Respect and Admiration: Giving a bunch of daffodils can express respect and admiration. It is a flower that encourages us to regard others with high esteem.
    • Hope: The daffodil is considered a symbol of hope, embodying the human desire to overcome challenges and maintain a positive outlook on life.
    • Prosperity: In some cultures, daffodils are believed to bring good fortune and prosperity, often associated with wealth and success.

Every 1-2 weeks
2500 - 10000 Lux
Every 2-3 years
Spring-Early Summer
Not needed
  • water dropWater

    Daffodil 'Kokopelli' should be watered thoroughly when the top inch of soil feels dry. This would typically be once a week, but the frequency can adjust according to the climate and weather conditions. When watering, aim to provide enough water to soak the roots but avoid waterlogging the soil; this might be approximately 1 to 1.5 gallons for outdoor plants, depending on size and soil type. During the dormant season, after foliage has died back, watering should be reduced to prevent bulb rot.

  • sunLight

    Daffodil 'Kokopelli' thrives best in full sunlight but can tolerate partial shade. For optimal growth, plant them in a spot where they will receive at least six hours of direct sunlight each day. They can perform well in a variety of lighting conditions but prefer to be in bright, indirect light when placed indoors.

  • thermometerTemperature

    Daffodil 'Kokopelli' prefers cool to moderate temperatures, typically between 50°F and 70°F. They can survive brief periods outside of this range but perform best when not exposed to temperatures below 20°F or above 80°F. Keep them in an environment that avoids these extremes for the healthiest growth.

  • scissorsPruning

    Pruning daffodil 'Kokopelli' involves deadheading the spent flowers shortly after they fade to maintain a neat appearance and prevent seed production. Leave the foliage in place until it has yellowed and died back naturally, which usually happens in late spring or early summer, as this allows the bulb to store energy for the next year. Pruning is not required during the dormant season.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    Daffodil 'Kokopelli' thrives in well-draining soil with a pH of 6.0 to 7.0. Mix equal parts potting soil, coarse sand, and compost for optimal growth.

  • plantRepotting

    Daffodils generally do not need frequent repotting; repot 'Kokopelli' every 3 to 4 years to refresh the soil.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Daffodils like 'Kokopelli' prefer average humidity levels and do not require special humidity conditions.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Place 'Kokopelli' near bright window, water when soil feels dry.

    • Outdoor

      Plant 'Kokopelli' in full sun to partial shade, in fertile soil.

    • Hardiness zone

      Daffodil 'Kokopelli' hardiness zones are 3-9 USDA.

  • circleLife cycle

    The life cycle of the Narcissus 'Kokopelli', commonly known as daffodil, begins with a dormant bulb that becomes active in late winter or early spring, depending on the climate. As the temperatures rise, the bulb produces roots, followed by shoots that emerge above the soil surface. This is followed by the development of flower buds and eventually the blooming of the characteristic yellow flowers, commonly in mid-spring. After the daffodil flowers, it enters a vegetative stage where it produces energy through photosynthesis to store in the bulb for the next season. Once the leaves yellow and die back, usually late spring to early summer, the plant reenters dormancy. The bulb remains underground until the next appropriate season, when the cycle repeats itself.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Spring-Early Summer

    • Narcissus 'Kokopelli', more commonly known as the daffodil, is typically propagated through division of bulbs. The best time to do this is in late summer to early fall, after the foliage has died back but well before the ground freezes. To propagate by division, carefully lift the clump of daffodil bulbs from the ground using a spade or fork. Gently separate the bulbs, making sure that each division has at least one growing point or sprout. Replant the bulbs immediately at a depth of about 6 inches (15 cm) and space them about 3 to 6 inches (7.5 to 15 cm) apart, depending on the size of the bulbs, in well-drained soil with good sunlight. Water the bulbs thoroughly after planting to help establish roots. The bulbs will go through a period of dormancy and then produce new growth and flowers in the spring.