Autumn Daffodil

Sternbergia fischeriana | Rating: 0 votes | Print / Pdf

An excellent choice of spring flowering plant, sternbergia fischeriana brings colour and freshness to any garden. It is commonly referred to as the autumn daffodil, as many of its genus are, but is in fact a spring-flowering plant. This bulbous perennial produces six-petalled daffodil-yellow blossoms usually in early spring, with the flowers growing on short, thick succulent stems, from amongst a dense clump of lush, erect, lance-shaped and slightly twisted grey-green leaves. It makes for an excellent bed or border plant in a cottage garden, but requires deep planting in very fertile but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Pruning is not necessary.

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Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 0.08 - 0.15
Spread [m]
  • 0.8 - 0.15
Dominant flower colour
  • Yellow
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Mid winter
  • Late winter
  • Early winter
Foliage in spring
  • Grey-green
Foliage in summer
  • Grey-green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Grey-green
Foliage in winter
  • Grey-green
Propagation methods
  • seed
  • offsets
Growth habit
  • Erect flower stem
Hardiness zone
  • Z7-10
Heat zone
  • H10-7
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -18 - 4
Heat days
  • 60 - 180
  • well-drained
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
Standard category
  • Flowers & bulbs
  • Bulbs
Grown for
  • Attractive Flowers
Creative category
  • Kid Approved
  • For Beginners
  • Colours
  • For every season
Garden type
  • Rock garden
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • 2 to 5 years