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Tete-a-Tete Miniature Daffodil

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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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Botanical Name
Narcissus Tete-a-Tete
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant, Squirrel Resistant, Easy To Grow, Naturalizes, Cut Flowers, Container Planting
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Height
6-8" tall
Bloom Time
Early spring


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?