Elegant and graceful, the Cyclamineus or Miniature Daffodils feature small flowers, one per stem, with slightly to strongly swept-back petals and straight-sided trumpets. Sometimes, they resemble cyclamen, therefore the name of their group. Among the first hybrid daffodils to bloom, they can be admired from early to mid spring and sometimes later in the season, depending on cultivars and weather conditions. More shade tolerant than most daffodil varieties, these Miniature Daffodils naturalize easily. Great choices for rock gardens, containers and forcing.
- Quite small, between 8-16 in. (20-40 cm), these dwarf daffodils naturalize well and will multiply over time.
- Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun or part shade. Keep the soil moist during the growing seasons, but reduce watering after foliage begins to die back. More tolerant of shade and heavy, damp soil than other daffodils.
- These Daffodils are welcomed additions to beds, borders, containers, rock gardens, around shrubs, under deciduous trees or in naturalized areas. Provide spectacular drifts of color when planted en masse or mixed with any other flowering bulbs. For best visual impact, plant in groups (at least 6 bulbs).
- Deer and rabbit resistant!
- To be planted in fall
- Propagate by removing offsets as the leaves fade in early summer
- Ingestion may cause severe discomfort. Can also be a skin irritant.
- There are so many daffodil types that they are classified into 12 groups, mostly reflecting the number or size of the flowers per stem or the shape of the petals.