Narcissus ‘Professor Einstein’ (Large-Cupped Daffodil)

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Narcissus ‘Professor Einstein’, commonly known as the Large-Cupped Daffodil, is a strong grower and excellent multiplier, perfect for garden beds, borders, and containers. These fragrant flowers bloom in mid-spring and are long-lasting, making them a very eye-catching addition to gardens or containers.

Botanical Name
Narcissus ‘Professor Einstein’
Plant Type
Bulb
Family
Amaryllidaceae
Height
16-18 inches (40-45 cm)
Foliage
Strap-shaped, green leaves
Climate
Temperate
Sun Exposure
Full sun to part shade
Soil Requirements
Adaptable to gardens and containers, naturalized well
Hardiness Zones
Varies
Flower Color
Bright snow-white petals with a large, reddish-orange cup
Foliage Color
Green
Season Features
Mid-spring blooming
Special Features
Fragrant flowers, excellent cut flowers, deer and rabbit resistant
Distribution and Habitat
Adaptable to gardens and containers, naturalized well
Toxicity
Ingestion may cause severe discomfort, skin irritant, and toxic to dogs, cats, and horses
  • The ‘Professor Einstein’ daffodil features long-lasting, fragrant flowers with a distinctive large cup that contrasts beautifully against the white petals.
  • A strong grower and an excellent multiplier, perfect for creating spectacular drifts of color when planted en masse.
  • Keep soil moist during the growing season. Reduce watering after foliage begins to die back
  • To propagate, remove offsets in early summer as the leaves fade.
  • This daffodil variety is not only a visual treat but also serves as an excellent cut flower, adding a burst of color and fragrance to any setting.
  • Generally low-maintenance with minimal ecological concerns. However, care should be taken to prevent the spread of pests and diseases.
  • Susceptible to bulb rot in poorly drained soils. Watch for pests like aphids, bulb flies, and nematodes.

FAQs

How do I plant Narcissus ‘Professor Einstein’ bulbs?

Plant the bulbs in autumn, about 6 inches deep and 4-6 inches apart, in well-drained soil with adequate sunlight.

Can Narcissus ‘Professor Einstein’ be grown in containers?

Yes, they can be successfully grown in containers with proper drainage and regular watering.

Is Narcissus ‘Professor Einstein’ deer-resistant?

Yes, it is deer-resistant, making it an excellent choice for areas prone to wildlife browsing.

How often should I divide the bulbs?

Divide the bulbs every 3-5 years in late summer to maintain vigorous growth and flowering.

What should I do if my Narcissus ‘Professor Einstein’ shows signs of disease?

Remove and destroy any affected plants or bulbs to prevent the spread of disease. Ensure good air circulation and avoid overwatering.

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