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Narcissus Tete-a-Tete is one of the early dwarf hybrids which is now produced in great numbers and you''ll see forced (grown to flower early) for supermarkets and outside florists everywhere. But you can do it yourself, or better still plant bulbs in your garden to have a display that will outlast any potted specimen because the soil is a far better and cooler medium in which to grow most bulbs. It is multiheaded with small golden yellow flowers on plants with relatively low foliage at flowering time.
Narcissus Tete-a-Tete has been awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit because it has proved to be reliable in appropriate conditions and a good performing plant.
Narcissus Tete-a-Tete bulbs should be planted 2-3" (5-8cm) apart in any reasonable soil, 3" deep (8cm). perhaps amongst some Iris reticulata or with some Scillas as companions for when they flower. Alternatively pot them into John Innes No 2 for early colour, then 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.
Height 6" (15cm)