Plants of The Week Perennial – Daffodils (Narcissus spp.)

What is the difference between a daffodil or a narcissus or a jonquil? This very common question can be answered with the phrase that horticulturist frequently employ – “it depends!” All of these terms have been used interchangeably and in many cases, used incorrectly. Narcissus is the genus for all and daffodil is the common name used as well as the name recommended for use by the American Daffodil Society (ADS, www.daffodilusa.org ).