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:
From the Atlas and Rif mountains of Morocco. A small (20cm), low-growing daffodil with rough dark green leaves. It bears clusters of pale yellow funnel shaped flowers in early spring. It can tolerate most soils that are well-drained but moist during the growing season is best. Plant bulbs at one and half times their own depth in sun or partial shade. Lift clumps every two to three years and divde them to prevent over crowding. Bulbs needs to be kept dry during the summer months.
Named for Henri Romieux. (1857-1937). Swiss born Romieux undertook plant expeditions in North Africa; including Algeria, Morocco and Tunisa and in Europe including France and Switzerland.