Texas Star' has become a favorite around the Southern Bulb Co. The name says it all, as this uncommonly 'Texas tough' hybrid between a jonquil and a tazetta performs well on clays, sands, ditches and even dry ground. Although different from that of the jonquil, the sweet fragrance of the flowers still causes many a gardener to lean in for a closer smell.
Several characteristics distinguish it from the jonquil, to include the slightly more curved foliage and blooms of vibrant yellow cups with yellow petals. An interesting habit of the foliage is to commonly see it curve from two opposite sides of the plant, to reach over the flower and touch, as if a ballerina with her hands over head during a dance. But let not talk of ballerinas fool you, this rare selection has proven worthy in gardens all over Texas, as are many other jonquil hybrids.