Narcissus Tete a Tete In the Green
Narcissus Tete a Tete Bulbs In the Green – Clusters of bright yellow flowers with slightly reflexed perianths give Narcissus Tete a Tete the attentive look of someone engrossed in a private conversation. This must surely have been the inspiration for the name of this charming free flowering daffodil bulb which is often planted in pots, so it can be easily admired from the house.
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- Colour: Yellow
- Height: 20cm
- Bulb Size: 12/14cm
How to grow:
- Hardiness: Hardy
- Soil Type: Moist
- Position: Full sun, Semi-shade
- Bulbs per m2: 100
- Planting depth: 15cm
Narcissus Tete a Tete In the Green, is an important bulb and has been one of the biggest selling miniature narcissus since the 50s. This variety offers 2-3 flowers per stem of brilliant yellow. The petals are very slightly reflexed and the cup is slightly darker. It grows up to 30cm high and can form clumps if left undisturbed.
About Narcissus Tete a Tete
Narcissus Tete a Tete are a beautiful addition to your pots and borders for early spring. Provided as bulbs ‘In the green’ means they can just be popped in to your chosen spot to enjoy straight away as they are are actively growing flower bulbs.
When this bulb was registered it went in to a process of cultivation which allowed many bulbs to be grown very quickly. In a very short time Narcissus Tete a Tete was grown in huge quantities and has continued to be a success, owing to its bright yellow colour, perfect miniature daffodil shape and durability.
The name is derived from the French phrase ‘head to head’ but is often written without its accents. In the warehouse we tend to refer to them as ‘tate er tate’, but the Lincolnshire accent has never been recognised for its poetic qualities. One of the breeders involved in the creation of this variety was Mr Tait and was named after him.
We sell Narcissus Tete a Tete In the Green in packs of 25.
How to grow Narcissus Tete a Tete In the Green
In the Green bulbs are usually planted in autumn as a dormant bulb to develop for late winter / early spring. Many small bulbs can struggle, not because of the cold but because the bulbs have been out of the ground for a long time, so it can be more successful to buy them in spring. As bulbs in the green, the root system and foliage have developed, giving them a better chance to thrive straight away.
By buying Narcissus Tete a Tete as Bulbs in the Green, you are purchasing bulbs that have survived the dormant period. Therefore, each one should produce flowers, and that’s what you want!
Caring for your Bulbs in the Green
Do not leave Narcissus Tete a Tete Bulbs In the Green for too long after you receive them, try to plant them within a couple of days. Until you can, make sure the box is open and there is air flow to each pack we send, this is especially important later in spring when the weather begins to warm up.
The trick for most bulbs is keeping them moist, but not water logged. Soil allows a small amount of air around the bulb to prevent them from rotting. The residual moisture in the soil keeps them from drying out.
After planting, your bulbs in the green will need to be watered well, as they will have lost quite a lot of moisture between lifting and planting. They won’t need to be fed when you plant them, although it can be beneficial when the flowers have finished, to give the new bulbs a better chance to gather nutrients before they become dormant.
The foliage is hardy, and spring bulbs can withstand the cold weather, so don’t worry about frosts.
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