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NARCISSUS 'Tête-à-tête'

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Felder Rushing

Family

Amaryllidaceae

Botanical Name

NARCISSUS 'Tête-à-tête'

Plant Common Name

Early Dwarf Daffodil, Tête-à-tête Daffodil

General Description

A cheering sight in early spring, this perky dwarf trumpet daffodil has starry, pointed, creamy-white petals/tepals and a relatively large, lobed, lemon-yellow trumpet. The grassy leaves are gray-green. This cultivar received the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.

Daffodils are some of the easiest bulbs to grow. They prefer full to part sun and require average to fertile soil. After blooming, it is good to let their green tops photosynthesize to allow them to store plenty of fuel for next spring’s display. Once their leaves start to turn yellow, they can be cut to the ground. Divide them in summer if bloom or vigor dwindles.

Like all daffodils, 'Topolino' is a superb and long-lasting cutflower. In the landscape, it pairs well with early tulips, scillas, Dutch crocuses, and early-blooming perennials and shrubs. It is excellent for massing and winter forcing.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    3 - 9

  • Sunset Zone

    A2, A3, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Bulb or Corm or Tuber

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    4"-8" / 10.2cm - 20.3cm

  • Width

    3"-4" / 7.6cm - 10.2cm

  • Bloom Time

    Early Spring

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin, Europe

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam

  • Tolerances

    Black Walnut Toxicity

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Upright/Erect

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Yellow, Ivory

  • Flower Color Modifier

    Bicolor

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Container, Cutflower, Feature Plant, Foundation, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    No