Daffodil Narcissus 'Reggae' (6)

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


Narcissus 'Reggae' is a striking variety of daffodil, recognized by its distinctive florets that create a visual symphony of color and form. The blooms of this plant showcase a unique cup or corona that is ruffled and frilled, presenting an eye-catching array of yellow, orange, and sometimes a hint of pink hues. This trumpet-like cup is surrounded by a starburst of petals, which are typically a soft white or pale yellow, complementing the vibrant center. Each flower head is borne on a solitary, sturdy stem, which emerges from a clump of linear, strap-like green leaves that frame the flower with a fresh, verdant backdrop. The leaves have a slightly arching habit, adding to the overall gracefulness of the plant. As the Narcissus 'Reggae' blooms, the flowers exude a pleasant fragrance that adds another layer of appeal to this charming cultivar.

Plant Info
Common Problems

About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Daffodil, Jonquil, Narcissus.

    • Common names

      Narcissus 'Reggae'

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      Narcissus 'Reggae' is part of the daffodil family, and daffodils are known to be toxic to humans when ingested. The whole plant contains toxic alkaloids including lycorine, with the bulb being the most poisonous part. Symptoms of daffodil poisoning may include nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. Severe cases can lead to cardiac arrhythmias, hypotension, and even respiratory depression. Medical attention should be sought immediately if ingestion is suspected.

    • To pets

      Daffodils are also toxic to pets, including dogs and cats. The toxins, particularly lycorine, can cause vomiting, salivation, diarrhea, convulsions, low blood pressure, tremors, and cardiac arrhythmias. The bulb of the daffodil plant is the most dangerous part if ingested by pets. Immediate veterinary care is required if a pet has consumed any part of a daffodil plant.

  • 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

    • Aesthetically Pleasing: Narcissus 'Reggae', commonly known as Daffodil, has vibrant and colorful flowers that enhance the beauty of any garden or landscape.
    • Easy to Grow: Daffodils are known for being low maintenance and easy to grow, making them suitable for gardeners of all skill levels.
    • Spring Bloomer: As a spring-blooming plant, Daffodil brings an early splash of color after the winter months, signaling the start of the growing season.
    • Attracts Pollinators: Daffodils attract bees and other pollinators, which are essential for the pollination of many plants and the health of the ecosystem.
    • Pest Resistant: Daffodils are resistant to many common garden pests, reducing the need for chemical pest control measures.
    • Naturalizing: Daffodils have the ability to naturalize, meaning they can spread and multiply over time, creating a denser and more impressive display each year.

  • 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 'Reggae' can be used in fragrance production due to its pleasant scent, often extracted for perfumes and scented products.
    • The bulbs of the daffodil can be used as a natural dye source, producing yellowish hues on fabrics.
    • Daffodil blooms are sometimes crystallized with sugar and used as edible decorations for cakes and desserts.
    • During the Victorian era, daffodil motifs were employed in jewelry design, symbolizing new beginnings and rebirth.
    • The daffodil is a popular plant for botanical illustration and photography due to its vivid color and appealing shape.
    • Gardeners may use discarded daffodil plants as compost material to enrich soil with organic matter.
    • Dried daffodil petals can be incorporated into potpourri mixes for a natural air freshener in homes.
    • In floristry, daffodils are used in flower arrangements to represent domestic happiness and are often given as gifts.
    • Pressed daffodil flowers can be featured in craft projects, like handmade greeting cards or bookmarks.
    • The daffodil's association with various cultural events allows its use as a decorative element during festive occasions and ceremonies.

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

    • Renewal and New Beginnings: Narcissus flowers bloom in the spring, symbolizing rebirth and the start of new things.
    • Vanity or Self-Admiration: Named after the Greek myth of Narcissus, who fell in love with his reflection, the flower can represent self-love or egotism.
    • Prosperity: In some cultures, narcissus blossoms are associated with wealth and success, making them popular during celebrations like the Chinese New Year.
    • Hope: The Narcissus 'Reggae' heralds the end of winter and is a symbol of hope and the anticipation of joy.
    • Inspiration: Its vivid colors and lively demeanor can serve as a source of creative inspiration or encouragement.
    • Uncertainty: Having a dual meaning, the flower can also convey doubt or lack of trust, stemming from the Narcissus myth and his unattainable love.

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

    Daffodils, including Narcissus 'Reggae', prefer to be watered thoroughly during their active growing season. Water them deeply once a week, providing about 1 to 1.5 gallons per square yard during this period. After they bloom and their leaves start to yellow, reduce watering as they enter dormancy. Make sure the soil is well-drained because daffodils do not like to be water-logged, which can cause the bulbs to rot. During the fall and winter, when the plants are dormant, watering is often unnecessary unless there are extended dry periods.

  • sunLight

    Daffodils like Narcissus 'Reggae' thrive best in full to partial sunlight. They should be planted in a spot that receives at least six hours of direct sunlight each day. However, they can tolerate light shade, especially in hot climates, where some afternoon shade can be beneficial to prevent overheating.

  • thermometerTemperature

    Daffodils, like the Narcissus 'Reggae', do well in a wide range of temperatures, typically between 35°F and 70°F. They can survive temporary dips down to 20°F after they are well rooted. Ensure that they are planted in an area where the soil does not freeze completely. The ideal temperature for promoting growth and flowering is between 50°F and 60°F.

  • scissorsPruning

    Daffodils such as Narcissus 'Reggae' should be deadheaded after the flowers fade to redirect energy to the bulb. However, do not remove the foliage until it has completely died back, typically 6 to 8 weeks after flowering, as the leaves are essential for photosynthesis and helping the bulb store energy for next year's growth. Pruning, in this case, is mainly limited to removing spent flowers.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    Daffodil 'Reggae' thrives best in well-draining soil with a mix of sand, loam, and compost. A slightly acidic to neutral pH between 6.0 and 7.0 is optimal for these bulbs.

  • plantRepotting

    Daffodil 'Reggae' typically does not require frequent repotting and should be repotted once every 3-5 years, at the end of their dormant season.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Daffodil 'Reggae' is tolerant to a range of humidity levels but prefers average room humidity without needing any special attention regarding air moisture.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Ensure bright indirect light and cool temperatures for indoor Daffodils.

    • Outdoor

      Plant in sun or partial shade in well-drained soil.

    • Hardiness zone

      3-9 USDA.

  • circleLife cycle

    The Narcissus 'Reggae', commonly known as Daffodil 'Reggae', begins its life cycle as a bulb planted in the ground during the fall, usually before the first frost. It enters a period of dormancy through the winter, conserving energy. With the onset of spring, the bulb breaks dormancy, sending up shoots that develop into distinctive flowers with a central corona surrounded by a ring of petals. After flowering in early to mid-spring, the Daffodil 'Reggae' sets seed, though many gardeners deadhead the flowers to encourage bulb growth for the next year. The foliage remains for a period after flowering, during which it photosynthesizes to gather energy for the next dormant season. Finally, the leaves yellow and wither as the plant goes back into dormancy, completing its annual life cycle.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Spring to Summer

    • The most popular method of propagating Narcissus 'Reggae', commonly known as daffodil, is by division of its bulbs. This type of propagation is best done in late summer to early fall, after the daffodil foliage has died back but before the ground becomes too hard to work with. To propagate by division, gently dig up the daffodil clumps and separate the bulbs by hand, being careful not to damage the basal plate where roots develop. Each division should have at least one growing point or bud. Replant the bulbs immediately at a depth of about 6 inches (approximately 15 centimeters) and space them about 6 inches apart to allow room for growth. Water the newly planted bulbs to help establish them. This method is simple and effective, allowing gardeners to expand their daffodil displays and share bulbs with others.