Jonquils & Daffodils

Difference Between Daffodil And Jonquil:

The term Narcissus refers to the genus of bulbs with tens of thousands of cultivars and hundreds of species. The Narcissus genus includes jonquils as well as daffodils.




  1. Are classed as Narcissus
  2. Daffodil flowers have barely any scent.
  3. Daffodils have slim, sword-tipped foliage.
  4. Daffodils can be found in many colors (white, peach, pink, apricot, orange and bicolor)
  5. Most produce a single flower on a stem.


  1. Are classed as Narcissus
  2. Jonquils are not Daffodils
  3. Jonquil flowers are very aromatic.
  4. Have slender leaves that are round at the tips.
  5. They are shorter than Daffodils.
  6. Only grow in yellow hues.
  7. Usually have more than one bloom on a stem.
  8. Jonquils are hardier down south.

Fun Facts About Daffodils & Jonquils

  • Narcissus is the birth flower for those born in March.
  • Daffodils are the National Flower of Wales and are worn yearly on St David’s Day.
  • Daffodils are grown commercially in Wales, where an alkaloid is extracted for use in Alzheimer’s medication.
  • Some cultures believe that daffodils bring wealth.
  • Daffodils are given to celebrate ten years of marriage because they symbolize joy, cheerfulness, and happiness.
  • They’re also used as a form of payment on the Isles of Scilly, where one is sent to Prince (King) Charles each year to cover the cost of rent for any unattended land.
  • There are over 13,000 different varieties of Daffodil.