Sternbergia Lutea (Autumn Daffodil)
Sternbergia Lutea (Autumn Daffodil) plants and bulbs are one of the best autumn flowering bulbs for a sunny position. With its bright almost luminous yellow flowers and green foliage this is a real star in early autumn.
Originally from the Mediterranean area, this is a bulb that thrives in Australian conditions.
Growing conditions and care
Sternbergia grow well in a sunny position and are ideal for the rock garden. Sternbergia Lutea or Autumn Daffodil also do well in pots. Full sun is best and top dress with a well rotted compost when dormant. These bulbs are usually frost tolerant.
Sternbergia Lutea(pictured) or Autumn Daffodil bulbs need to be divided every 5-6 years to promote healthy growth.
Other Autumn Flowering Bulbs include:
- Belladonna Lilies
- Crocus including goulimyi, kotschyanus, medius, pulchellus, sativus (saffron crocus) ochroleucus, and speciosus.
- Cyclamen These species are Autumn flowering : hederfolim, graecum,cilicium, mirabile, purpurascens, rohlfsianum and cyprium
- Lycoris – Spider Lilies
- Zephyranthes (Rain Lily)
Sternbergia Lutea Bulbs are available for sale from the following nurseries
470 Monbulk-Silvan Road Monbulk VIC 3793
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