Towards the end of winter, the very pretty petite Narcissus cyclamineus emerges. Their tiny yellow trumpets and petals unfurl to fanfare the arrival of spring. Here at Twelve Nunns Nursery, we propagate and grow two Narcissi species, Narcissus cyclamineus AGM and Narcissus bulbocodium var. citrinus, both of which are rarely offered, and are early Spring risers, making an appearance from early February amongst snowdrops and our own Harvington Hellebores. Alice Vincent talks about our ‘exquisitely formed collection’ in The Telegraph (16 October 2021):-
The award-winning Narcissus cyclamineus is a delightfully petite daffodil, with vivid yellow petals that sweep fully back to reveal its long flower tube – it is cyclamen-like in appearance hence its name. It has also been awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit (AGM).
Narcissus bulbocodium var.citrinus is also a dwarf Narcissi, producing exquisite funnel shaped pale lemon flowers surrounded by slender, bright green foliage.
They may be tiny but when left in the ground both of these plants will happily form clumps and self-seed and are perfect for naturalising in thin grassland or at the edge of borders. They also thrive in pots and troughs and provide a welcome splash of colour to any frozen patio or terrace.
Our special Narcissi are now ready to buy, let them help you welcome Spring 2022!
Narcissus are propagated and grown by us here on our specialist nursery based in South Lincolnshire.
If you have ever visited one of the following gardens:
Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Garden at Wisley in Surrey
Royal Botanic Gardens at Edinburgh
RHS Rosemoor in Devon
in March/April you may have seen both the Narcissus cyclamineus and Narcissus bulbocodium var. citrinus naturalised in thin grassy areas around the rock/alpine gardens and other areas. They are well worth trying – these particular species are rarely offered, so if you enjoy alpine gardening why not treat yourself and buy some now!
Narcissus are sold to you in pots rather than as loose bulbs, because the bulbs of this daffodil must not dry out. The bulbs are 3 years old and most will flower in the first spring season after planting and will flower year after year thereafter. We supply at least three flowering sized bulbs per pot. They are available to order for despatch from October to March.