Miniature Narcissus are not given their own division but are grouped here for convenience, each with a link back to its division page.
Narcissi Collection of small and miniature daffodils Photographed and grown by Bill Dijk.
From left to right: Narcissus 'Tweeney', N. calcicola, Narcissus 'Lively Lady', Narcissus 'Little Flik', Narcissus 'Segovia'.
Narcissus 'Canaliculatus' (Division 8). This cultivar was introduced by the English bulb merchants Barr and Sons in the early 20th. century. Peter Barr is quoted in 'The Garden' in 1927 saying it originated in 'Mentone' which is the Italian spelling of the town of Menton near the French Italian border; the Riviera was a popular destination for the British upper class in this period. It is distinguished from the species Narcissus tazetta by being smaller and having grooved leaves from which its name derives (think canals). It has multiple scented flowers at right angles to the 5 inch tall stem. Photos taken in April 2012 by David Pilling. See also the species Narcissus canaliculatus.
The bulbs of N. 'Canaliculatus' are relatively small and smooth (shiny) similar to other tazetta types. Photo by Travis Owen.
Narcissus 'Elka' (Division 1) is an early bloomer with white petals and a light yellow trumpet that fades to creamy white. Photos 1-4 taken March 2008 by Jay Yourch. Photos 5-6 by David Pilling; bulbs shown on a 10 mm grid.
Narcissus 'Jumblie' (Division 12) is a sister seedling of Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête', a backcross of N. cyclamineus × N. 'Cyclataz' (N. cyclamineus × N. tazetta 'Grand Soleil d'Or'). Its flowers are much more reflexed than 'Tête-à-tête' and it starts blooming a little later, but their bloom periods overlap. Photos taken March 2007 by Jay Yourch.
Narcissus 'Pipit' (Division 7) is a multi-flowering reverse daffodil with yellow petals and a white cup. It is fragrant and grows to 12 inches. It was nominated as a favorite yellow flower by Mark McDonough who described it as having an "abundance of ethereal pale yellow and white flowers, along with a strong perfume". Photos by Janos Agoston.
Narcissus 'Smarple' (Division 10) is one of the Rod Barwick 'Detective hybrids' named for fictional detectives. (Smarple = MisS MARPLE). These hybrids may benefit from moisture in the soil at their roots during their dormancy. Container grown and flowering in January 2005 in California. The buds are a darker yellow and once the flowers open they become a very pale creamy yellow. Photos by Mary Sue Ittner.
Narcissus 'Snipe' (Division 6) is an early to mid-season bloomer with reflexed white petals and a long, straight, cup that opens light yellow and fades to creamy white. Photos taken March 2008 by Jay Yourch.
Narcissus 'Stocken' (Division 7) grows from 5in (12 cm) with 2-3 tiny golden yellow fragrant flowers per stem. Research on the Internet is conflicted. Some suggest it is a named form of Narcissus willkommii and it certainly looks like photos I have seen of that species (included in the Kew monocot checklist in Narcissus jonquilla), but another source described it as a cross between Narcissus jonquilla and Narcissus tazetta. Photos from Mary Sue Ittner. It blooms best with a dry summer dormancy.
Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (Division 12) is a dependable, early blooming backcross of N. cyclamineus × N. 'Cyclataz' (N. cyclamineus × N. tazetta 'Grand Soleil d'Or'). Its less famous sister seedling is 'Jumblie'. Often there are two flowers heads per stem justifying the name, occasionally there are three. First two photos taken February 2007 by Jay Yourch. Following three photos by David Pilling show multiple flowers and bulbs on a 10 mm grid. Last photo by Travis Owen shows a look into the corona, showing the reproductive parts.
Narcissus 'W P Milner' (Division 1) is a mid-season bloomer. It dates from the late 19th. century having been introduced by a member of the Backhouse bulb hybridising family (see Lilium 'Mrs. R. O. Backhouse') and named after William Pashley Milner (1806-84) of Dykes Hall, Yorkshire, England. The breeder William Backhouse's wife Katherine (nee Aldam) and WP Milner's wife Susan were sisters. Milner was an attorney and solicitor and said to be a keen gardener. Photographs taken March 2012 by David Pilling.
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