Daffodil Narcissus 'Latchley Meadows' (2)

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


Narcissus 'Latchley Meadows' is known for its attractive and striking flowers, which are often associated with the arrival of spring. The bulbous perennial has an upright habit, with narrow, green leaves that emerge from the base. The leaves are strap-like in appearance, providing a contrasting backdrop for the prominent flowers. The blooms of the Narcissus 'Latchley Meadows' are characterized by their classic daffodil shape, comprising a central trumpet-like corona surrounded by a ring of six petal-like tepals. The flowers are usually a radiant yellow, which can vary in intensity from pale to a deep, rich hue depending on the variety. The trumpet may sometimes be a different color, offering a two-toned effect that can be quite eye-catching. These daffodils typically have one flower per stem, but some varieties can have multiple blooms. The flowers are known for their symmetrical form and are often used in gardens for their cheerful and bright disposition. As cut flowers, they also bring a touch of spring indoors. As the blooms mature, they may gently nod or face outward, attracting various pollinators. The plant remains aesthetically pleasing throughout its blooming cycle, after which it retreats back to the ground, storing energy in its bulb for the next flowering season.

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Daffodil, Jonquil, Narcissus

    • Common names

      Narcissus 'Latchley Meadows'

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color


    • Height

      1 feet 4 inches (0.4 meters)

    • Spread

      1 feet (0.3 meters)

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area



  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Aesthetic Appeal: The vibrant blooms of the Daffodil 'Latchley Meadows' add color and beauty to any garden, making it visually pleasing.
    • Low Maintenance: Daffodils are relatively easy to grow and do not require much care, making them suitable for novice gardeners.
    • Pest Resistance: Daffodils are resistant to many pests, helping to minimize the need for chemical treatments in the garden.
    • Drought Tolerance: Once established, they are quite tolerant of drought, reducing the need for frequent watering.
    • Attracts Pollinators: The flowers attract bees and other pollinators, supporting local ecosystems and biodiversity.
    • Naturalizing: Daffodils can spread and naturalize in an area, creating a self-sustaining population that returns each year.
    • Spring Interest: They are among the first flowers to bloom in spring, providing early color after a long winter.

  • 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 'Latchley Meadows', commonly known as daffodil, can be utilized in crafting natural dyes for fabrics, offering a range of soft yellow to greenish hues depending on the mordant used.
    • The bulbs of the daffodil can be used as a substitute for glue in traditional bookbinding because of their sticky sap when crushed.
    • The long, sturdy stems of the plant can be woven into small wreaths and decorative items during springtime festivities or as part of floral art installations.
    • Dried daffodil petals can be incorporated into homemade paper, adding a unique texture and flecks of color to the finished product.
    • The daffodil's resilient nature allows for its use as an educational tool in schools to teach children about plant biology and the life cycle of perennials.
    • As part of companion planting, daffodils can be planted among vegetable gardens to deter rodents and deer, which tend to avoid these flowers due to their toxicity.
    • Daffodil flowers can be used in the practice of flower reading, a type of divination that interprets the arrangement and condition of flowers to answer questions or predict the future.
    • During spring celebrations, such as Ostara, daffodils are used symbolically to represent new beginnings and the coming of abundance after winter's end.
    • In certain cultural ceremonies, daffodil bulbs are planted at the birth of a child and are meant to bloom each year on the child's birthday as a living growth timeline.
    • The silhouette of daffodil blooms can be used as inspiration for artists and designers, influencing patterns in fashion, jewelry, and home decor that evoke the essence of spring.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    The Narcissus is not used in Feng Shui practice.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    The Narcissus is not used in astrology practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • Rebirth and New Beginnings: The Narcissus, also known as the daffodil, is one of the first flowers to bloom in spring, symbolizing a fresh start and the coming of new adventures.
    • Vanity: In Greek mythology, Narcissus was known for his beauty and obsession with himself, giving the narcissus flower a connection to self-love and vanity.
    • Wealth and Prosperity: In some cultures, the daffodil is seen as a symbol of wealth and success due to its golden-yellow color resembling gold.
    • Uncertainty and Unease: Because of the flower's association with the myth of Narcissus, it can also signify uncertainty in love or unrequited love, where admiration is not returned.
    • Respect and Admiration: Gifting daffodils is often done to show respect or admiration towards someone, reflecting the flower's bright and cheerful appearance.

Every 1-2 weeks
2500 - 10000 Lux
Every 3-5 years
Spring-Early Summer
Not needed
  • water dropWater

    Daffodils like Narcissus 'Latchley Meadows' should be watered thoroughly at planting time and then receive about 1 inch of water per week while they are growing and blooming. If you're using a watering can or hose, aim to give them enough water to soak the soil to a depth of about 6 inches. After blooming, the watering can be reduced as the foliage begins to die back. During dry spells, additional watering may be necessary to keep the soil moist but not waterlogged. It is important not to overwater as this can lead to bulb rot.

  • sunLight

    Daffodils, including Narcissus 'Latchley Meadows,' thrive best in full sun to partial shade. They need a minimum of six hours of direct sunlight per day. Planting them in a spot that receives morning sun and afternoon shade is ideal to protect them from the intense heat of late-day sun during the hotter months.

  • thermometerTemperature

    Daffodils like Narcissus 'Latchley Meadows' can survive winter freezes and are hardy in temperatures as low as 20°F. They perform best when the daytime temperatures are between 50°F and 70°F. The ideal growing conditions for these flowers are during the cooler parts of the year, avoiding extremes of heat or cold.

  • scissorsPruning

    Pruning daffodils such as Narcissus 'Latchley Meadows' mainly involves removing spent flower heads to prevent the plant from expending energy on seed production. After flowering, allow the leaves to die back naturally before cutting them off. This usually happens several weeks after blooming and ensures that the bulb has gathered enough energy for the next year. Pruning should not be done too soon, as the leaves are crucial for photosynthesis that feeds the bulb.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    Daffodil 'Latchley Meadows' thrives best in well-draining, fertile soil with a pH range of 6.0 to 7.0. A good mix for this daffodil variety can include equal parts of loamy soil, sand, and compost or well-rotted manure to enhance fertility. It is crucial to ensure the soil is kept moist but not waterlogged.

  • plantRepotting

    Daffodils such as 'Latchley Meadows' are typically grown from bulbs and do not require frequent repotting. They should be repotted only when they become overcrowded, generally every 3 to 5 years, to ensure optimum growth and blooming.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Daffodil 'Latchley Meadows' prefers outdoor humidity conditions and does not have specific humidity requirements when cultivated in the garden. Normal outdoor humidity is suitable for its growth.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Provide bright, indirect light and cool temperatures for Daffodils inside.

    • Outdoor

      Plant in sun to partial shade, well-draining soil, in autumn.

    • Hardiness zone

      3-9 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    The life of the Narcissus 'Latchley Meadows', commonly known as daffodil, begins with a dormant bulb that initiates growth in late winter or early spring. The bulb sends up shoots that develop into the characteristic green, strap-like leaves and a central flower stalk, bearing a large, fragrant yellow or cream flower typically with a trumpet-shaped corona. After flowering, the plant undergoes a period of photosynthesis where energy is accumulated in the bulb for the next season. The foliage then yellows and dies back as the plant enters dormancy during the summer months. The bulb lies dormant through the fall, conserving energy. The cycle repeats when the conditions are suitable again for growth, generally triggered by cooling temperatures and seasonal changes.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Spring-Early Summer

    • Propogation: The Narcissus 'Latchley Meadows', commonly known as daffodil, is usually propagated through division, a method where the bulbs are separated and replanted to produce new plants. This is ideally done in the fall, after the foliage has died back but before the ground freezes. To propagate by division, you should carefully dig up the existing clumps of bulbs and gently separate them, making sure each new section has at least one bulb with roots attached. You then replant the bulbs immediately at a depth about three times their height, which is typically around 6 inches (about 15 centimeters), ensuring that the pointed end is facing upwards. Water the newly planted bulbs well to help establish them. The bulbs should be spaced about 3 to 6 inches apart (7.5 to 15 centimeters) to allow enough room for growth. Division is a simple and effective way to increase your stock of daffodils and maintain the health of your existing plants by reducing overcrowding.