Daffodil Narcissus 'Trebah' (2)

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


The Narcissus 'Trebah' is a captivating variety of daffodil known for its striking appearance. This plant produces beautiful flowers that stand out with their bright, cheerful hues. The blooms display a distinctive trumpet-shaped corona at the center, which is usually in a contrasting color to the petals surrounding it. The petals themselves are often soft and elongated, radiating outward from the central trumpet in an inviting display. The color of the petals can range from pure white to various shades of yellow, creating a vibrant contrast. The central trumpet might be a deeper yellow, orange or even a delicate pink, which adds to the allure of the bloom. The daffodil's flowers are typically found growing in clusters, which enhances their ornamental value as they create a full and lush display when in bloom. The foliage of the Narcissus 'Trebah' consists of slender, green leaves that grow upright from the base of the plant. These leaves tend to be slightly curved or arching, forming a graceful backdrop for the vivid flowers. While in bloom, the plant exudes a fresh, spring-like fragrance that is a delight to the senses and often associated with the early days of the flowering season. The Narcissus 'Trebah' is a perennial, returning each year to grace gardens with its delightful flowers, which typically bloom in the springtime. It is well-loved not only for its aesthetic appeal but also for its ease of care, making it a popular choice for gardeners looking to add a splash of color to their outdoor spaces.

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Daffodil, Narcissus, Jonquil

    • Common names

      Narcissus 'Trebah'

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      The Narcissus 'Trebah' is more commonly known as the daffodil. Daffodils contain toxic alkaloids such as lycorine and are considered poisonous if ingested by humans. Consuming any part of the plant can cause symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and in severe cases, can lead to dehydration, convulsions, and even cardiac arrhythmias or respiratory depression. Handling the plant may also result in dermal irritation for some individuals.

    • To pets

      The daffodil is toxic to pets. Pets, including dogs and cats, can experience symptoms of poisoning if they ingest any part of the plant. Common toxic effects include vomiting, salivation, diarrhea, convulsions, low blood pressure, tremors, and cardiac arrhythmias. Ingesting large amounts can be fatal. It is important to prevent pets from accessing these plants to avoid the risk of poisoning.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color


    • Height

      1 foot 4-16 inches (30-40 cm)

    • Spread

      0 feet 6-8 inches (15-20 cm)

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area



  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Attracts Pollinators: Narcissus 'Trebah', also known as daffodil, attracts bees and other pollinators, which are essential for the pollination of plants and the overall health of gardens.
    • Spring Color: Daffodils are among the first blooms of spring, providing bright yellow or white flowers that add color to gardens after the winter.
    • Easy to Grow: Daffodils are hardy and adaptable, making them suitable for a variety of climates and easy to cultivate for both beginners and seasoned gardeners.
    • Naturalizing: Daffodils can spread and naturalize in an area, creating beautiful swathes of color over time without a need for replanting each year.
    • Deer and Rodent Resistant: These plants are typically resistant to deer and rodents, which prevents them from being eaten and ensures the longevity of the blooms.
    • Low Maintenance: Once established, daffodils require minimal care apart from occasional watering, making them a convenient choice for busy gardeners.
    • Symbolism and Tradition: Daffodils have been associated with spring festivals and are symbols of rebirth and new beginnings.
    • Versatility in Landscaping: They can be planted in borders, containers, under trees, or in lawns for diverse garden designs.

  • 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

    • Photographic subject: Botanical photographers often use Narcissus 'Trebah' as a subject due to its unique shape and color, making it an excellent option for photographers focusing on plant portraits.
    • Eco-friendly dye: The petals of the Daffodil 'Trebah' can be used to make a yellow dye for fabrics, offering a natural and sustainable alternative to synthetic dyes.
    • Perfumery: Some perfume makers may experiment with the essence of the Daffodil 'Trebah' to create distinctive floral scents for niche or boutique fragrances.
    • Artistic inspiration: The striking appearance of the Daffodil 'Trebah' can inspire artists for various forms of artwork, including watercolor, oil painting, and even sculpture.
    • Floating decorations: The blooms of the Narcissus 'Trebah' can be floated in bowls of water to create elegant table centerpieces for events and weddings.
    • Garden mulch: After the Daffodil 'Trebah' has died back, the plant material can be used as mulch for garden beds, providing nutrients as it decomposes.
    • Floral crafts: The blooms and stems of the Daffodil 'Trebah' can be incorporated into floral crafts such as wreaths, garlands, and other decorative items.
    • Edible flower garnish: Although not commonly consumed, the petals of some daffodil species can be used to garnish dishes, after ensuring they are non-toxic and safe to eat.
    • Biodegradable confetti: Dried petals of the Daffodil 'Trebah' can be used as biodegradable confetti for outdoor celebrations, reducing environmental impact.
    • Nature-themed events: The Daffodil 'Trebah' can be used as a symbol in various nature-themed festivities, such as spring festivals or Earth Day events, to celebrate the beauty of nature.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    The plant Narcissus is believed to bring good fortune and prosperity when placed in the wealth area (southeast) of a home or office.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    The Narcissus is not used in astrology practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • Self-Love: The Narcissus 'Trebah', commonly known as daffodil, carries a symbolism of self-love, which stems from the Greek myth of Narcissus, who fell in love with his reflection.
    • Rebirth and New Beginnings: Daffodils are often associated with spring, symbolizing rebirth and new beginnings as they are among the first flowers to bloom after winter.
    • Vanity: As implied by the myth of Narcissus, daffodils can also symbolize vanity and excessive self-admiration.
    • Prosperity: In some cultures, daffodils are seen as a sign of wealth and success due to their bright, golden color which is reminiscent of gold coins.
    • Uncertainty, Chivalry: The daffodil can also represent uncertainty or unrequited love, as well as chivalry and respect, depending on the context of its use or presentation.
    • Creative Inspiration: The bright and cheerful appearance of daffodils is thought to stimulate creativity, making it a symbol for artistic inspiration.

Every 1-2 weeks
500 - 2500 Lux
Every 3-5 years
Spring to early summer
Not needed
  • water dropWater

    Daffodils like Narcissus 'Trebah' should be watered generously after planting, ensuring that the soil is moist but not waterlogged. Generally, daffodils require about 1 inch of water per week, which equates to about 0.623 gallons for each square yard of soil. During the active growing season in spring, water weekly if rain does not provide enough moisture. After the blooms have faded and the foliage begins to yellow, you can gradually reduce watering as the plant enters dormancy.

  • sunLight

    Daffodils, including the Narcissus 'Trebah,' thrive in full to partial sunlight. The ideal spot for these plants is an area where they can receive a minimum of six hours of direct sunlight a day, which encourages strong growth and optimal flowering. They can tolerate light shade, especially in hot climates, but too much shade can impede flower production.

  • thermometerTemperature

    Daffodils such as Narcissus 'Trebah' are cold-hardy plants that can survive winter temperatures as low as 5 degrees Fahrenheit. The ideal temperature range for growing daffodils is between 50 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit during their growing season. These plants prefer cooler spring temperatures and will start to go dormant as the summer heat progresses.

  • scissorsPruning

    Pruning daffodils such as Narcissus 'Trebah' involves removing the spent flower heads after blooming to prevent seed formation, which can divert energy away from the bulb. Prune the flower stems but leave the foliage intact until it yellows and dies back naturally, usually six weeks after flowering. This allows the plant to photosynthesize and store energy for the next growing season.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    The best soil for the Daffodil 'Trebah' is well-draining and fertile, with a mix of loam, sand, and some organic matter like compost. The ideal soil pH should be slightly acidic to neutral, ranging from 6.0 to 7.0. This will ensure the daffodils have the proper nutrients and drainage they need to thrive.

  • plantRepotting

    Daffodils, like the 'Trebah', usually do not need to be repotted often as they are typically grown as perennial bulbs in the ground. They should be lifted and divided every 3 to 5 years to prevent overcrowding and to maintain vigor.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Daffodil 'Trebah' fares well in average humidity conditions typically found outdoors and does not require any special humidity adjustments.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

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

    • Outdoor

      Plant in well-drained soil with full to partial sun exposure.

    • Hardiness zone

      3-9 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    The life of the Narcissus 'Trebah', commonly known as Daffodil 'Trebah', begins with a dormant bulb which typically rests underground during the off-season. In late winter to early spring, the bulb awakens and sends up shoots that will become the stems and leaves, taking advantage of the cool, wet conditions. Following the foliage, flower buds develop and blossom into the characteristic trumpet-like flower, commonly yellow or white, which is the reproductive stage of the plant. After flowering, the Daffodil 'Trebah' sets seed, which can be dispersed to propagate new plants, though cultivation often relies on bulb division. As spring progresses into summer, the leaves will yellow and wither as the plant enters senescence and returns to dormancy, with nutrients stored in the bulb for the next growing season. This cycle repeats annually, with the plant re-emerging each spring to continue its life process.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Spring to early summer

    • The most popular method of propagation for the Narcissus 'Trebah', commonly known as the Daffodil 'Trebah', is through division of bulbs. This process is typically done in late summer to early fall, when the foliage has died back and the plant is dormant. To propagate by division, carefully dig up the bulbs and gently separate them, ensuring that each division has at least one growth point. The newly separated bulbs should then be replanted at a depth of about 6 inches (approximately 15 centimeters), spaced 4 to 6 inches (10 to 15 centimeters) apart to allow room for growth. Water the bulbs well after planting to help establish them in their new location. This method allows the gardener to increase their stock of daffodils and can help rejuvenate older clumps that may have become too crowded, leading to diminished flowering.