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Sternbergia lutea (Winter daffodil)

Skill rating
Skill rating
Beginner
skill rating
Maintenance level
Maintenance level
1 hour care
per year
Ultimate height
Ultimate height
0.5m
Max height
Ultimate spread
Ultimate spread
0.1m
Max spread
Time to maturity
Time to maturity
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name: Sternbergia lutea

Other names: Winter daffodil, Yellow starflower, Lily of the field, Yellow armaryllis, Fall daffodil,

Genus: Sternbergia Sternbergia

Species: S. lutea - S. lutea is a bulbous perennial with yellow goblet-shaped flowers in autumn. Foliage is dark green and strap-shaped.


Sternbergia lutea is: Deciduous

Flower: Dark-yellow in Autumn

Foliage: Dark-green in Autumn; Dark-green in Winter

Habit: Clump-forming

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests: Narcissus bulb fly Narcissus bulb fly

General care

Propagation methods: Division, Seed. REGISTER to read more...


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Where to grow

Sternbergia lutea (Winter daffodil) will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses: Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Mediterranean, Rock

Cultivation: Plant bulbs in late summer in moderately fertile, very free-draining soil. Ensure that ground does not become waterlogged. Plant in full sun in a sheltered position.

Soil type: Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage: Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun

Aspect: South, East, West

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Tender in frost (H3), Hardy (H4)


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Botanical name: Sternbergia lutea

Other names: Winter daffodil, Yellow starflower, Lily of the field, Yellow armaryllis, Fall daffodil,

Genus: Sternbergia Sternbergia

Species: S. lutea - S. lutea is a bulbous perennial with yellow goblet-shaped flowers in autumn. Foliage is dark green and strap-shaped.


Sternbergia lutea is: Deciduous

Flower: Dark-yellow in Autumn

Foliage: Dark-green in Autumn; Dark-green in Winter

Habit: Clump-forming

Watch out for

Specific pests: Narcissus bulb fly

General care

Propagation methods: Division, Seed. REGISTER to read more...


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Sternbergia lutea (Winter daffodil) will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses: Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Mediterranean, Rock

Cultivation: Plant bulbs in late summer in moderately fertile, very free-draining soil. Ensure that ground does not become waterlogged. Plant in full sun in a sheltered position.

Soil type: Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage: Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun

Aspect: South, East, West

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Tender in frost (H3), Hardy (H4)


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