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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones


    This crocus-like lemon yellow bulb is a surprising and unusual find in the fall garden. They perform best in sunny, protected locations.

    Latin Name

    Sternbergia lutea


    Family

    Amaryllidaceae


    Also Known As

    Winter Daffodil Yellow Autumnal Amaryllis


    Type of Plant

    Bulb

    Bloom Season

    September - October


    Seasons

    Fall

    Specifications

    Max Height: 0.5'
    Max Spread: 0.5'

    Uses

  • Flower Border

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun
    Part Shade

    Tollerances

  • Drought
  • Dry Soil

  • Toxicity

    Do not ingest

    Colors


    Native Range

    Mediterranean to central Asia


    History

    Date of introduction: 1596


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