Narcissus ‘Rijnveld’s Early Sensation’ (Trumpet Daffodil)

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Narcissus ‘Rijnveld’s Early Sensation’ is a herald of spring, often blooming when the chill of winter still lingers in the air. This daffodil features large, golden-yellow trumpet-shaped flowers. The trumpet, or corona, is prominent and slightly frilled at the edges. It is one of the earliest blooming daffodils, often flowering in late winter to early spring, sometimes as early as January in mild climates. It is not only an early bloomer but also an award-winning variety, recognized for its vibrant golden-yellow flowers that can brighten any garden landscape.

Botanical Name
Narcissus ‘Rijnveld’s Early Sensation’
Plant Type
Bulbous Perennial
Family
Amaryllidaceae
Height
Up to 14 inches (35 cm)
Foliage
Strap-shaped, green leaves
Climate
Temperate
Sun Exposure
Full sun to part shade
Soil Requirements
Well-drained, average moisture
Hardiness Zones
4 through 8
Flower Color
Golden-yellow
Foliage Color
Green
Season Features
Late winter to early spring blooming
Special Features
Weather-resistant naturalizes well
Distribution and Habitat
Adaptable to various garden settings
Toxicity
Can cause severe discomfort if ingested, and skin irritants
  • The daffodil boasts star-shaped petals and a widely flared, funnel-shaped cup, measuring up to 3 inches across.
  • Its compact stature allows it to fit seamlessly into garden beds, borders, and naturalized areas.
  • Watering should be consistent during the growing season, tapering off as the foliage begins to die back.
  • The plant is deer and rabbit-resistant, making it a hassle-free addition to gardens prone to wildlife visits.
  • Propagation is straightforward—simply remove offsets during early summer as the leaves fade.
  • ‘Rijnveld’s Early Sensation’ is celebrated for its early bloom time, often peeking through the last of the melting snow, and its ability to produce an increasing number of flowers each year.
  • Narcissus ‘Rijnveld’s Early Sensation’ is relatively resistant to pests and diseases. However, it can occasionally suffer from bulb rot, narcissus bulb fly, and fungal infections like fusarium basal rot.

FAQs

How should I care for Narcissus ‘Rijnveld’s Early Sensation’ after it blooms?

Allow the foliage to die back naturally and apply a balanced fertilizer to support next year’s growth.

Can Narcissus ‘Rijnveld’s Early Sensation’ be grown in pots?

Yes, it can be grown in pots, provided they have good drainage and the bulbs are not overcrowded.

How does this daffodil fare in cold weather?

It is cold-hardy and can bloom through snowy conditions.

How do I plant Narcissus ‘Rijnveld’s Early Sensation’ bulbs?

Plant the bulbs in the fall, about 15 cm (6 inches) deep and 10-15 cm (4-6 inches) apart in well-drained soil.

Can I propagate Narcissus ‘Rijnveld’s Early Sensation’?

Yes, propagate by dividing the bulbs every few years to maintain healthy growth and prevent overcrowding.

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