Narcissus ‘Pinkie Lee’

Features

  • Toxic

Description

I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a narcissus quite like ‘Pinkie Lee’. The small to medium-size flowers have a shallow tangerine throat with a ruffled edge, encircled by slightly reflexed peachy-pink petals. The cup color fades slightly as flowers age. These stunning, unscented blossoms almost don’t look real!

Please note: When cut, daffodils and narcissus emit a toxic sap that can cause skin irritation. Use caution and wear gloves when harvesting.

Details

Height: 14 to 26 in
Type: large-cupped
Bloom time: mid
Site: full sun

Harvesting/Vase Life

For the longest vase life, harvest when blooms look like a goose neck and have not yet opened. Flowers can also be picked when they’ve opened more, just keep in mind that they won’t last quite as long. Wear gloves when harvesting narcissus, as they ooze a slimy sap that can cause skin irritation. This slimy sap can shorten the vase life of other flowers significantly. To avoid affecting other blooms in an arrangement, you’ll need to “condition” them first. To do this, place freshly cut stems in a separate bucket to rest for 3 to 4 hours to release sap. Do not recut stems after treatment. You can create an arrangement solely of narcissus and the sap won’t be an issue. Expect a vase life of 7 days.

Details

Description

I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a narcissus quite like ‘Pinkie Lee’. The small to medium-size flowers have a shallow tangerine throat with a ruffled edge, encircled by slightly reflexed peachy-pink petals. The cup color fades slightly as flowers age. These stunning, unscented blossoms almost don’t look real!

Please note: When cut, daffodils and narcissus emit a toxic sap that can cause skin irritation. Use caution and wear gloves when harvesting.

Details

Height: 14 to 26 in
Type: large-cupped
Bloom time: mid
Site: full sun

Harvesting/Vase Life

For the longest vase life, harvest when blooms look like a goose neck and have not yet opened. Flowers can also be picked when they’ve opened more, just keep in mind that they won’t last quite as long. Wear gloves when harvesting narcissus, as they ooze a slimy sap that can cause skin irritation. This slimy sap can shorten the vase life of other flowers significantly. To avoid affecting other blooms in an arrangement, you’ll need to “condition” them first. To do this, place freshly cut stems in a separate bucket to rest for 3 to 4 hours to release sap. Do not recut stems after treatment. You can create an arrangement solely of narcissus and the sap won’t be an issue. Expect a vase life of 7 days.

Sources

How to Grow

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