Jonquil 'Pipit' Narcissus 'Pipit' (7)

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


'Pipit' is a Jonquilla daffodil with stems to 25cm, carrying up to four fragrant, lemon-yellow flowers 7cm across, the cups soon fading to creamy-white

Plant Info
Common Problems

About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Jonquil, Daffodil

    • Common names

      Narcissus 'Pipit'.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color


    • Height

      1 foot 4 inches (40 cm)

    • Spread

      0 feet 6 inches (15 cm)

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area



  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Attractive Flowers: Narcissus 'Pipit' is renowned for its beautiful, multi-toned yellow flowers that add aesthetic appeal to gardens and landscapes.
    • Spring Bloomer: This plant blooms in spring, providing early seasonal color and marking the end of winter.
    • Easy to Grow: 'Pipit' is known for its hardiness and low maintenance requirements, making it suitable for a variety of gardeners.
    • Perennial Growth: As a perennial, it returns year after year, reducing the need for annual replanting and maintenance.
    • Attracts Pollinators: The flowers of the Narcissus 'Pipit' attract beneficial pollinators like bees, which are essential for the health of gardens and ecosystems.
    • Naturalizing: Over time, Narcissus 'Pipit' can spread to create natural drifts of color for an increasingly beautiful display.
    • Deer Resistant: This plant is generally resistant to deer, which helps to prevent damage and the need for protective measures in the garden.

  • 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

    • As a natural fabric dye: The flowers of the daffodil 'Pipit' can be used to create a natural dye for fabrics, yielding soft yellow to green hues depending on the mordant used.
    • Photography: Daffodils like 'Pipit' are often used as subjects in botanical photography due to their unique coloration and shape.
    • Garden pest control: Planting daffodil 'Pipit' can deter deer and rodents; they tend to avoid these plants because of their unpalatable taste and toxic properties.
    • Competition plants: Daffodil 'Pipit' can be used in competitive gardening and flower shows for their distinctive color and form.
    • Eco-friendly confetti: Dried petals of daffodil 'Pipit' can serve as biodegradable confetti for outdoor celebrations, reducing litter and environmental impact.
    • Creative crafts: The blooms of daffodil 'Pipit' can be used in pressed flower projects and other crafts for decorative purposes.
    • Floral art: Daffodil 'Pipit' can be incorporated into floral art designs, like ikebana, due to its aesthetically pleasing and distinctive appearance.
    • Edible garnish: Although caution must be exercised due to the potential toxicity of daffodils, certain varieties may have edible parts that can be used as a garnish under expert guidance.
    • Floral waters: The scent of daffodil 'Pipit' can be infused into water to create floral-scented waters for use in home fragrance or cosmetic products.
    • Natural insecticide: Extract of daffodil 'Pipit', containing toxic alkaloids, can be used as a natural insecticide in gardens, but with careful application to avoid harming beneficial insects and other wildlife.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    The Daffodil is not commonly used in Feng Shui practice.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    The Daffodil is not used in astrology practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • Rebirth and new beginnings: The narcissus, often associated with the renewal of spring, symbolizes new starts and fresh opportunities.
    • Vanity and self-absorption: Named after the Greek myth of Narcissus, who fell in love with his own reflection, this flower can represent excessive self-love and egotism.
    • Prosperity and wealth: In some cultures, the narcissus is a symbol of fortune and good luck, often associated with the Chinese New Year.
    • Hope: The flower's tendency to bloom early in the year makes it a representation of hope and optimism for the future.
    • Inspiration: The bright and appealing look of the narcissus heralds creativity and the spark of new ideas.
    • Forgiveness: In some traditions, the narcissus is a gesture of forgiveness or a desire to be forgiven.
    • Respect: The flower can symbolize mutual respect and recognition among individuals.

Every 1-2 weeks
500 - 2500 Lux
Every 2-3 years
Not needed
  • water dropWater

    Daffodils, including Narcissus 'Pipit', should be watered thoroughly at planting and then moderately when they are actively growing. It's best to provide about 1 inch of water per week, especially during dry spells. Use a watering can or a hose with a spray attachment to gently water the soil around the daffodils, being careful to avoid wetting the foliage, which can promote fungal diseases. During the dormant season, after the foliage has died back, watering is not necessary. Typically, an inch of rainfall or watering per week, equating to about half a gallon per square foot monthly, is sufficient for these flowers.

  • sunLight

    Daffodils thrive in full sun to partial shade. Narcissus 'Pipit' prefers a location that receives at least six hours of direct sunlight daily, although it can also tolerate light afternoon shade. An ideal spot for planting 'Pipit' is an area that is bright and where the sunlight is unfiltered in the morning but might be dappled or slightly shaded during the hottest part of the day.

  • thermometerTemperature

    Daffodils are hardy and Narcissus 'Pipit' performs best in a range of temperatures from about 50°F to 70°F. They can survive winter temperatures down to 20°F and should be planted in the fall so they can establish roots before the ground freezes. Ideal temperature conditions for growth are during the spring when daytime temperatures are mild.

  • scissorsPruning

    Narcissus 'Pipit' does not require extensive pruning, but deadheading spent flowers after blooming can encourage healthier plants. Leave the foliage intact until it has died back naturally to allow the plant to store energy for the following year. Generally, pruning is only needed once yearly, after the blooming period is over.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    For the Daffodil 'Pipit', a well-draining, fertile soil is ideal with a pH of 6.0 to 7.0. A mix composed of loamy soil, sand, or compost enhances drainage and fertility. Mulching can help retain moisture and keep roots cool.

  • plantRepotting

    Daffodil 'Pipit' bulbs should be repotted every 2 to 3 years. They should be lifted, divided, and replanted after foliage has died back post-blooming.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Daffodil 'Pipit' prefers average humidity levels and does not require any special humidity considerations. They thrive in outdoor conditions with natural ambient humidity.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Grow Daffodil 'Pipit' indoors with bright light and cool temperatures.

    • Outdoor

      Plant Daffodil 'Pipit' outdoor in sun or part shade and well-draining soil.

    • Hardiness zone

      3-9 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    The Narcissus 'Pipit', commonly known as the Daffodil 'Pipit', begins its life cycle as a bulb planted in the autumn before the onset of winter. During late winter to early spring, the bulb breaks dormancy, sending up shoots that develop into slender, upright foliage and a central flower stalk, which bears one or more fragrant, yellow-and-white bicolored flowers. After blooming, the plant enters a period of photosynthesis while the foliage is green, creating energy reserves that are stored in the bulb for the next year's growth. Once the foliage yellows and dies back, the plant goes dormant, surviving the summer as a dormant bulb underground. During dormancy, the bulb can divide, often producing offsets that can be separated to grow new plants. The cycle repeats the following autumn, with the bulb initiating new growth as temperatures cool, continuing the perennial growth cycle of the Daffodil 'Pipit'.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time


    • The most popular method of propagation for Narcissus 'Pipit', also known as daffodil, is through division of bulbs. This process is usually done in the late summer to fall, after the foliage has died back, ensuring the bulb has gathered enough energy to survive through dormancy and regenerate in the next growing season. To propagate, dig up the bulbs carefully, avoiding damage, and gently separate any bulblets from the parent bulb. These smaller bulbs can then be replanted immediately at a depth of approximately 6 inches (about 15 centimeters), spaced about 3 to 4 inches (about 7.5 to 10 centimeters) apart to ensure adequate room for root growth. With sufficient watering and a sunny location, these bulblets will develop into mature, flowering daffodils over the course of one to two years.