Poeticus Narcissus, aka “The Pheasant’s Eye Narcissus”

(20 bulbs, various sizes)

Authentic heirloom bulbs divided at the Edith Farnsworth House. Planted ca.1980, these bulbs are of English origin, imported by Lord Peter Palumbo, second owner of Farnsworth. This is a very old variety, brought to commerce in Britain ca.1700 but first described by Theophrastus in 320 BC.

Very Fragrant and deer resistant.

Large white blossoms with reflexing white petals and a small yellow cup rimmed in red with a green eye. Late-season (late April-May), 14” high, Zones 3-7.

Plant in fall (October), 6-8” deep and 6” apart.

Packaged for 2022 planting, $20 value

Please help us preserve, program, and promote this peaceful nature-escape!

A Chicagoland treasure since 1951 and part of the nonprofit National Trust for Historic Preservation since 2003, this architectural icon is a celebrated milestone in the ongoing history of modern design! Beyond its heritage as one of only three single-family homes in the United States designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, its legacy for current and future generations is based on an appreciation for nature and the innate human need for places to relax, reflect, and refresh body, mind, and spirit.


In 2022, we have improved our 1.5 miles of woodchipped walking trails; continued the ongoing conservation and replanting of our sixty-acre naturalistic landscape; created three new exhibitions and a new interpretive wall; refurnished and reinterpreted the house to its 1999 appearance as part of “Every Line is a Decision” – and continue to welcome visitors from across the country and around the world!

Offsite programs in Chicago and Palm Springs have reached new audiences – and our nearly 30,000 social media followers enjoy new content almost daily. We are gradually upgrading our WiFi systems and virtual site interpretation, with a new VR Tour and Introductory Video expected in the coming months. 2023 marks the 20th anniversary of becoming a public site, and we have many new and exciting exhibitions, programs, and events in store for you!

Please help support the ongoing restoration and programming of the Edith Farnsworth House Historic Site by making a gift today!  Farnsworth is part of the nonprofit National Trust for Historic Preservation so your gift is tax-deductible and all donors of $50 or more will receive recognition on our website and on the donor wall in the Visitor Center – and donors will receive a bag of 20 Narcissus bulbs dug and divided from our original plantings for every $100 they give!

(Offer ends November 1st!)