Tête à Tête Narcissus
Tete a Tete is a charming miniature narcissus that reaches only 6-8”, ideal for the front border of a flower bed or for naturalizing-tucked under shrubs and trees or in between rocks and in containers or windowboxes. The 2 ½” flowers have Bumblebee-yellow petals that arch backward, showcasing the deep golden trumpet.
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Perennial, zones 3-10
Bulb Planting Depth: 6”, Plant pointed end up
Spacing: bulbs per square foot
Light Needs: Full sun
Soil Needs: Average to fertile, well-drained
Bloom Time: Early spring
Uses: Flower beds, rock gardens, containers, cut flowers, wild gardens and naturalizing, under trees and shrubs, on the edges of woods or garden space, deer resistant
Care: Amend soil with compost before planting bulbs. Feed with a granular flower bulb fertilizer at planting time or in the spring when the leaves emerge. Cut back spent flowers and allow foliage to die back naturally before removing it (4-6 weeks after flowering). Will produce small bulbs, “offsets” that can be divided from the main bulb and transplanted after a few growing seasons.