Narcissus bulbocodium

20 + 10 FREE bulbs £20.97 £13.98
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Buy Narcissus bulbocodium species daffodi bulbs: One for the alpine bed

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Flowering period: March to April
  • Hardiness: fully hardy
  • Bulb size: 5/7

    This is not easily recognised as a traditional daffodil, but its bright golden trumpets give away its ancestry. A low-growing variety, this is best suited to an alpine bed or rockery where it can be used as an early spring specimen. Alternatively pot it up and move it to a prominent spot when they start to flower.

  • Garden care: Wearing gloves plant bulbs 5-10cm deep and 5-10cm apart in autumn. After flowering feed with a balanced fertiliser, deadhead the flowers, but do not be tempted to cut back or tidy the foliage after flowering as this will interfere with the bulbs’ ability to store energy for the following year's flowers.

  • Humans/Pets: Harmful if eaten; skin irritant

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Eventual height & spread

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Notes on Narcissus bulbocodium

"The flared crepe-paper skirts of the hooped petticoat daffodil are diminutive and dainty with their starry ruff of green-washed small petals. Ideal for containers, rock gardens, troughs or for indoor use."

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Doing well in a very dry sandy wildflower meadow


Species bulbs were recommended to me by a garden consultant who looked at my parched south-facing slope. These appear to have settled in and I hope they'll spread.




Unusual but lovely plants


We had never seen these little daffodils growing here (we live in Edinburgh) and were sceptical about their hardiness this far north. Absolutely delighted to be proved wrong, they flowered their heads off from late December through to late February. We have them in pots on our patio (VERY free draining soil mix, 2/3 grit and 1/3 light compost). We have brought them out from the garage just this week and already there are a mass of leaves appearing. Fingers crossed for another productive winter.

Jeff from OBG




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