Often dubbed the "Giant Jonquil," gardeners treasure the campernelle for the wonderful fragrance and golden blooms. Clusters of small rich colored dark yellow trumpets top the foliage, and truly look like a vein of gold going through the landscape. They bloom in late February, and add such flavor, fun, and beauty, that they truly are worth their weight in gold. As I travel the back country roads across the nation, one of my favorite scenes is the broken down gate, barbed wire fence, falling over structure, and thousands of golden blooms thriving despite the neglect.
Narcissus x odorus
'Campernelle' bulbs are hybrids, and receive their fragrance from the Jonquil and the large blooms from its other parent, the Lent lily. Gaining characteristics from both mom and dad, the large foliage is not exactly cylindrical and not all the way flat, but a combination somewhere between the two. The dark green foliage is attractive along with the large golden blooms that show up around mid-February or the beginning of March. This is truly a winner for your pots, garden, border, fenceline and meadow.