Sternbergia

Sternbergia lutea

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Often called Winter Daffodil, Fall Daffodil, Lillies-of-the-Field, or Yellow Autumn Crocus, Sternbergia lutea is a rare member of the Amaryllis family. Growing about six to ten inches, they produce crocus-like yellow flowers that often last through the fall. Although not historically associated with Jefferson, they are a precious late-season treat at Monticello.

Growth Type: Bulb Color(s): Yellow Hardiness Zones: 6 - 9 Location at Monticello: West Lawn Planting Conditions: Partial Shade

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Blooming Dates 2001: Sep 6 – Oct 42002: Sep 6 – Oct 42003: Sep 19 – Oct 172004: Sep 10 – Oct 72005: Sep 20 – Oct 252006: Mar 1 – Mar 312006: Sep 8 – Oct 112007: Mar 7 – Mar 282007: Sep 7 – Oct 122008: Sep 4 – Oct 132009: Mar 9 – Apr 102009: Sep 11 – Oct 142010: Sep 14 – Oct 152013: Sep 11 – Oct 24