Narcissus bulbocodium

Narcissus bulbocodium

Narcissus bulbocodium or the hoop-petticoat daffodil is a species in the Amaryllidaceae family native to Europe, North Africa and Asia. It is a dwarf perennial bulb growing to 30 cm height and found naturally in acidic lawns and mountains. The leaves are dark-green, linear and slender. The leafless stems bear bright yellow flowers having a trumpet-like shape and measuring 2 to 4 cm. The fruit is a capsule with 3 valves.


Common NameHoop-petticoat Daffodil,
petticoat daffodil
Botanical nameNarcissus bulbocodium
Life CyclePerennial
Basic Colouryellow
Height10 -> 30 cm
HabitatLawns, rock gardens,
Altitude1000 – 3000 m
Bloom TimeMarch -> April
Plant TypeHerb, Bulbous, Toxic
Fruit TypeCapsule
different tolerancesTell us
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USDA Zone3 (-40), 4 (-35), 5 (-29),
6 (-23), 7 (-17),
8 (-12), 9 (-7)
Sun ExposureSun, Part shade
Soil pHAcidic, Alkaline,
Soil MoistureDry, Moist
Soil Type Silty, Clayey
Propagationby seeds / by sowing,
by division, Self sows
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Pests/ Diseasesnarcissus fly, Slugs

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