If you're looking for a distinctive daffodil, then Narcissus Pipit may be right for you. It's a jonquil-type Narcissus, meaning each stem can carry up to four fragrant flowers. These often measure up to 7cm across, with spreading petal (perianth) segments and a small cup. The flowers of Pipit are an unusual pale lemon and as they mature, the centre of the bloom fades to a creamy-white, creating a two-tone effect. Not perfect for you? Then why not take a look at the rest of or range of daffodils and narcissi.
Pipit is one of the latest flowering members of the daffodil family, coming into bloom in mid to late spring. The scent is strong, often described as heady, so make sure you plant them somewhere where you can take advantage of it.
Great in your garden
Although Pipit looks more delicate than other daffodils, it is very easy to grow and seems to do well even in poor soil conditions, so it's ideal for beginners and for naturalising, where it will spread quite happily as long as the soil isn't waterlogged.
Plant it in groups for a massed effect, especially near sheltered seating areas to enjoy the colour-changing effect and its strong perfume. Pipit is equally at home in containers or in beds, borders or naturalised under deciduous trees.
Flower arrangers love jonquils and none more so than Pipit, whose heady fragrance can fill a room from a small vase. In fact, you don't need any floral skill. A small posy in a simple jam-jar looks - and smells - beautiful.
Did You Know...
Narcissus Pipit is one of the longest-flowering of all daffodils - in a good season, it can keep blooming for five weeks!