Narcissus are native to Europe, North Africa surrounding the Mediterranean Sea. They are generally easy to grow commencing growth in the winter or spring and dormant in summer. Many will tolerate large amounts of water during summer if they have good drainage, and some retain their roots while dormant. Our bulbs are planted in light soil and light shade. It seems to work ok for us. Some Narcissus will not flower reliably unless they get a fair amount of winter chilling, while others are fairly frost-tender and will be damaged by a succession of freeze thaw episodes. The quality of the flowers will remain consistent if bulbs are divided every few years.
Description and Distribution:
A true gem, dwarf trumpet flowers of golden yellow with distinct petals swept backwards, on stems to 15cm in late spring. It requires well drained rich acid soil that should not dry out in summer. From north west Portugal and Spain.
Available from specialist bulb suppliers. Available from us in 2017.