Narcissus Topolino is very recognizable and is a sturdy tough dwarf form with grey-green foliage and is a variety that predates the records of 1923 and has a lemon yellow trumpet and creamy pale perianth. It is suited to sinks, pots or the front of borders, or for naturalising. These historical daffodils have particular interest for us. They have a quaintness and informality that is largely lost in modern daffodil breeding, yet they have stood the test of time having been at their peak of popularity in Victorian times. Many more remain to be rediscovered and loved again.
Narcissus Topolino bulbs should be planted 4" deep (10cm) and 2-3" (5-8cm) apart in any reasonable soil or in grass, where they will remain cool, moist and safe from activity above them in the summer. Alternatively pot into John Innes No 2 for early colour and plant out in the garden later. Do not be tempted to cut back or tidy the foliage after flowering as this period of replenishment of the bulb's starchy food reserves is critical to future flowering. A liquid feed while starchy leaves are still green will benefit clumps in poorer soil.