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Miniature Daffodil Bulbs Tete-a-Tete

Tete a Tete is the most popular miniature daffodil worldwide. Its fragrant, solid yellow blooms bring cheer to the garden in the early spring. (Narcissus)
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Price: $20.95

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Details:

Height: 6-8" tall
Bulb Spacing: 9 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom Time: Early spring
Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Shipping: Shipping begins in September based on ground temperatures, coldest zones first.

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Details
SKU 13DAF25
Common Name Daffodil
Botanical Name Narcissus
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Ships As Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Yellow
Estimated Mature Height 6-8" tall
Bulb Size 12/14 cm
Bulb Spacing 9 bulbs per sq. ft.
Planting Depth Plant 6" deep
Bloom Time Early spring
Plant Type/Life Cycle Perennial
Planting Season Fall
Will Tolerate Loamy Soil, Acidic Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Suggested Uses Deer Resistant, Cut Flowers, Showy Flowers, Multiplies / Naturalizes, Easy to Grow
Ships to Canada No
Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
  • The Poet's Daffodil Bulbs Actaea

    The Poet's Daffodil Bulbs Actaea

  • Darwin Tulip Bulbs Apeldoorn Elite

    Darwin Tulip Bulbs Apeldoorn Elite

  • Releasable Bulb Planter

    Releasable Bulb Planter

Description
This is the small, early daffodil everyone loves. Its so popular that even though it's a miniature, it ranks a stunning No. 4 on the worldwide popularity list of all daffodils. (Right after the big champions like Dutch Master and Ice Follies.)

With strong stems popping up to only about 8 or 10', it is very close in form to the wild daffodil it was hybridized from, which is an important benefit to wildflower gardeners. Narcissus cyclamineus is a very famous wild species that was native to Spain and Portugal. It is thought to be extinct today, but we have several hybrids made from it, such as Tete a Tete. This daffodil is actually a cross between two like parents, thus the name, which means, literally 'Head to Head', and usually describes an intimate conversation.

Note the slightly 'swept back' petals which is what gave it its botanical name; it was thought to look like a cyclamen, which has similar petal structure. But the best part is the ease of adding Tete a Tete to your meadow. The bulbs are tiny, so planting is a snap. Plant them and forget them...until spring comes and they're popping up to greet you. You'll have them for years.

Naturalizing Daffodils. Probably nothing in the gardening world is more foolproof and more rewarding than 'naturalizing' daffodils. Because unlike most other garden flowers, these fantastic plants are super-easy to plant in fall, they don't care about soil, as long as it's well-drained, and they'll bloom beautifully for you with absolutely no work every spring after you plant them. Best of all, daffodils increase over the years, each bulb developing into a blooming clump. All you have to do is pick the spots. The one thing to remember is that you won't be able to mow that area until the tops die down. Everything else takes care of itself. In a new or established wildflower meadow, the wildflower plants grow up around the daffodils hiding the fading foliage, so there's no work to do. And if you're planting wildflower seed, what could be easier that to pop in the bulbs when you have the ground already turned?

About the Wild Daffodils. Like wild tulips which are more the size of crocus, most of the wild daffodils are tiny too. They're generally small wildflowers that have been hybridized by the Dutch into the big tall beauties we know today.

Unlike tulips which are native to Central Asia, daffodils are European wildflowers, native to areas of France, Spain and Portugal.

Holland is not the ancestral home of any bulb flowers. But it's the home of almost all the hybrids, since the Dutch hybridizers have not only created thousands of new flowers gardeners love, they've developed a huge national industry that supplies bulbs to gardeners worldwide.

To a wildgardener, of course, the original un-hybridized species (and their close hybrids) are all interesting, and even better, they're all dependably perennial. Plant them once, and they're there forever. Unlike the hybrids which develop bigger and bigger clumps each year, and have to be divided every few seasons for good bloom, the wild species simply spread, like they do in the wild. So there is absolutely no maintenance for the wild bulbs, once you get them established.

Here are the major wild species:
Narcissus tazetta
Narcissus triandrus
Narcissus pseudonarcissus
Narcissis jonquilla
Narcissus poeticus recurvus
Narcissus clyclamineus
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Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
  • The Poet's Daffodil Bulbs Actaea

    The Poet's Daffodil Bulbs Actaea

  • Darwin Tulip Bulbs Apeldoorn Elite

    Darwin Tulip Bulbs Apeldoorn Elite

  • Releasable Bulb Planter

    Releasable Bulb Planter

Reviews

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4.3

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        5.0

        Beautiful sightings of Spring

        By Canarz

        from Buffalo NY

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              Comments about Miniature Daffodil Bulbs Tete-a-Tete:

              Beautiful petite yellow flowers... deers or bunnies do NOT feed on them.

              Gorgeous yellow!

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              • No
               
              5.0

              Beautiful Daffodils

              By elemadmin

              from Grinnell, IA

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Beautiful flowers
              • Easy to Grow
              • Long Lasting

              Cons

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                  Comments about Miniature Daffodil Bulbs Tete-a-Tete:

                  planted these in a flower bed with flowers that bloom later in the spring -- these were first flowers blooming this spring

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                  5.0

                  Miniature Daffodils

                  By Oregon Geneva

                  from Bend, Oregon

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                  Pros

                  • All Of Them Came Up
                  • Bloom For A Long Time
                  • vibrant color

                  Cons

                  • no cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Great For Filling In

                  Comments about Miniature Daffodil Bulbs Tete-a-Tete:

                  I love how short they are!

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                  • No
                   
                  3.0

                  Late Bloomers

                  By Brian's Garden

                  from Raleigh NC

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                        Comments about Miniature Daffodil Bulbs Tete-a-Tete:

                        These Daffodils didn't start growing til about 2 weeks ago, and have a ways to go before bloom time, will have to wait and see if they will bloom for spring or maybe early summer.

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                        • No
                         
                        5.0

                        Sweet petite daffodils

                        By Jackie

                        from Naperville,IL

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                        Comments about Miniature Daffodil Bulbs Tete-a-Tete:

                        made a cute little garden by the rain barrel

                         
                        1.0

                        Poor product

                        By Greeenhouse Master

                        from Redmond WA

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                              Comments about Miniature Daffodil Bulbs Tete-a-Tete:

                              Product did not sprout.

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                              • No
                               
                              5.0

                              Wow Factor...Tiny but SO powerful!!

                              By Grandma Sue

                              from Milford, Connecticut

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                              Pros

                              • Were absolutely adorable

                              Cons

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                                  Comments about Miniature Daffodil Bulbs Tete-a-Tete:

                                  I was so impressed. These bloomed from 2 inches above the ground, until they grew to full height. Which means they were CONSTANTLY in bloom. I truly loved them. I already ordered more for the fall.

                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Very Pleased

                                  By Amy Lee

                                  from Shenandoah Valley, Virginia

                                  Pros

                                  • Adorable as Cut Flowers
                                  • BEAUTIFUL
                                  • Healthy GreeneryBlooms
                                  • Long Lasting
                                  • Plants had Mult Blooms

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • With Crocus
                                    • With Larger Daffodils
                                    • With Tulips

                                    Comments about Miniature Daffodil Bulbs Tete-a-Tete:

                                    I used as a border and in a raised flower bed. They are easy to plants.

                                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Charming!

                                    By FlowerBabe

                                    from San Leandro

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                                    Pros

                                    • Bright colors
                                    • Easy

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                                        Comments about Miniature Daffodil Bulbs Tete-a-Tete:

                                        I think every bulb grew and each one has several flower stems, some with multiple blooms per stem! The Tete-a-Tetes bloomed a little later than I expected, but they certainly haven't disappointed in any way. I have them planted in a bed with Pickwick crocus since I thought they would bloom earlier. They were late, but the Pickwicks have managed to keep blooming right along with them. It's just what I envisioned!

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                                        What is a "Quality Bulb," and Why Does Bulb Quality Matter?

                                        Flower bulbs come in a wide variety of sizes. It is important to get the largest, best quality bulbs you can find. Larger bulbs help to ensure success, producing larger and stronger plants with more flowers.

                                        Several flower bulbs are part of the onion family, and because of this I like to use Onions as a representation of how important bulb size is. Which of the onions on your shelf go bad first? The smallest ones! Larger onions are more resilient, taking longer to dry out/rot and can withstand swings in temperature better. Flower bulbs are the same. Larger bulbs will withstand disease, draught, large amounts of moisture, and colder temperatures significantly better than the smaller ones.

                                        Here at American Meadows we are committed to providing you with the highest quality bulbs. This means we do everything we can to source the largest bulbs possible. Below is a comparison of bulbs purchased from three different retail stores:

                                        Each of the glass tubes contains 20 Dutch Master Daffodils. Starting from the left, the first tube is what is sold here at American Meadows, the middle tube was purchased at a local “Home Supply” box store, and the third is another online retailer. The difference is easily noticeable.

                                        The next picture is the same comparison, but with Tulip Bulbs:

                                        Again, our bulbs are quite a bit larger than other retailers.

                                        Other things to be aware of when it comes to bulb quality is making sure they are firm and without signs of external damage or cracking. Do your best to avoid bulbs that are already growing and have shoots or freshly grown roots. This is difficult when purchasing online, but if you are ordering through a reputable company, they should be checking for these things regularly.

                                        Next time you are looking to buy bulbs, think about how much time you put into planning and planting your garden and then anxiously waiting for your flowers to grow and bloom. Don’t be disappointed after all that effort by planting sub-par bulbs. Buy the largest, firmest, disease free bulbs you can afford, and you will have the best possible results.

                                        Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
                                        • The Poet's Daffodil Bulbs Actaea

                                          The Poet's Daffodil Bulbs Actaea

                                        • Darwin Tulip Bulbs Apeldoorn Elite

                                          Darwin Tulip Bulbs Apeldoorn Elite

                                        • Releasable Bulb Planter

                                          Releasable Bulb Planter

                                        Shipping

                                        Shipping begins in September based on ground temperatures, coldest zones first.

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                                        As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Fall bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial orders may arrive separately from bulbs and seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our Shipping Information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 270-5187 or Contact Us by email.

                                        Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
                                        • The Poet's Daffodil Bulbs Actaea

                                          The Poet's Daffodil Bulbs Actaea

                                        • Darwin Tulip Bulbs Apeldoorn Elite

                                          Darwin Tulip Bulbs Apeldoorn Elite

                                        • Releasable Bulb Planter

                                          Releasable Bulb Planter

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