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Planted at Mount Vernon

  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones

    Average annual extreme minimum temperature 1976-2005

    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



    Also Known As

    Winter Daffodil , Yellow Autumnal Amaryllis

    Type of Plant


    Bloom Season

    September - October




    Max Height: 0.5'
    Max Spread: 0.5'


  • Flower Border

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun
    Part Shade


  • Drought
  • Dry Soil

  • Toxicity

    Do not ingest


    Native Range

    Mediterranean to central Asia


    Date of introduction: 1596

    Bartlett Tree Expert Company has been working with Mount Vernon Estate since 2011 providing expert arboricultural care and GPS mapping for the estate’s historic trees, as well as support from their research facility.   Mount Vernon is proud to partner with Bartlett Tree Experts and appreciates their sponsorship of George Washington’s Mount Vernon Plant Finder App.

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