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.
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Typical Blooming Dates: September-October
Growth Type: Bulb
Hardiness Zones: 6-9
Location at Monticello: West Lawn
Planting Conditions: Partial Shade