Description: Pure white petals recurving from a small, red-rimmed cup
Habit: 10-13 inches high
Culture: Prefers a sunny to lightly shaded site, well drained, but with even moisture; plant bulbs 6 to 8 inches deep and 6 to 8 inches apart
Hardiness: USDA Zones 3 through 7.
Attributes: Deer resistant
5 bulbs per bag.
This species of daffodil grows wild in mountain meadows from France into Greece. It has been grown in Britain since Roman times and in this country since the 1600s. Though various forms were illustrated in seventeenth-century British herbals, the variety recurvus, or old Pheasant’s Eye, was not known until the early 1800s. Pheasant’s Eye is a late-blooming daffodil that naturalizes well in lawns and meadows.