Tete Boucle Miniature Double Daffodil

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Miniature Daffodil Tete Boucle has light and dark golden yellow double flowers that bloom in early spring. Growing up to 8” tall, this smaller variety is happy in pots on the patio, in a sunny garden border, or even as a charming addition to your window boxes. Makes an excellent cut flower. (Narcissus)
Zones 2 - 10
Advantages
Easy To Grow
Bee Friendly
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Good For Cut Flowers
Good For Containers
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size6-8" tall
Bulb Spacing6 per sq. ft.
Bloom TimeEarly spring
SizeBag of 8
SKUAM005260

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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6-8” tall, Miniature Daffodil Bulbs Tete Boucle is a light and dark golden-yellow double flower. It’s a natural variant of Tete a Tete which is so popular that even though it's a miniature, it ranks a stunning No. 4 on the worldwide popularity list of all daffodils.

With strong stems popping up to only about 6-8”, 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 Boucle.

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 Boucle 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 wild gardener, 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. 

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SKUAM005260
Common Name
Miniature Double Daffodil Tete Boucle
Botanical Name
Narcissus Tete Boucle
Zones
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color
Yellow
Foliage
Narrow, blade-shaped gray-green leaves.
Mature Height
6-8" tall
Bulb Spacing
6 per sq. ft.
Bulb Size
12 cm
Planting Depth
Plant 6" deep
Bloom Time
Early spring
Advantages
Easy To Grow, Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Good For Cut Flowers, Good For Containers
Soil Type
Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil, Acidic Soil
Soil Moisture
Average, Well Draining
Item Package Size
Bag of 8
Ships As
Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Planting Time
Fall
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Poisonous or Toxic to Animals
Yes - Bulbs, blooms, leaves, and stems all contain toxic compounds, which are most concentrated in the bulb.
Neonicotinoid Free
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada
No
Planting & Care

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.

Tulip Bulb Comparison

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.

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