2 years to reach maturity
This plant has a mild fragrance
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Daffodil 'Tete-A-Tete' Overview
Daffodil 'Tête-à-tête' is an early spring-flowering dwarf perennial bulb that produces one to three bright yellow flowers on a stem that can get to 20cm. These flowers are a perfect bulb for patio containers or rock gardens and have earned a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit. Preferring a sunny location or light shade with well-drained soil, these easy to grow bulbs need to be planted in autumn. Dig a hole one & a half to two times the bulbs own length and plant the bulb pointed end up. Deadhead as the flower begins to fade and leave the leaves to die back naturally as this helps fatten the bulb for next year. If growing in a vegetable garden or allotment, clearly label as daffodil bulbs can be mistaken for onions with fatal results. Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' has been classified as being in horticultural Group 12: Miscellaneous, whose characteristics do not fit the definition of any other division.
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How to harvest Daffodil 'Tete-A-Tete'
Flowers can be picked for floral arrangements as required. Pick stems as close to the base as possible in the cool of the early morning when they are at their most turgid, prolonging their performance.
How to propagate Daffodil 'Tete-A-Tete'
Lift bulbs in summer when they are dormant and separate the small offset bulbs from the base of the original bulb.
Plant bulbs 1.5 to 2 times it's own depth in autumn.
Can be grown from collected seed, however the resulting plants will not be true to the parent. Use fresh seed in late autumn or summer.
Special features of Daffodil 'Tete-A-Tete'
Attracts useful insects
This early flowering bulb will provide a food source when there limited options.
Can be planted in mixed containers or group together to make impressive display's.
Other uses of Daffodil 'Tete-A-Tete'
Fragrance, border, cutting bed, naturaliser, container, indoors Resistant to animal damage - deer, rabbit, squirrels and voles/gophers may occasionally nibble but generally ignore. This early flower will provide late winter interest and help to prevent weather erosion, filling spaces not yet occupied by later appearing perennials.