Flowering time: February-March
Growing height: 10-15 cm
Planting distance: 5 cm
Type of bulb: bulb
Commonly called the hoop-petticoat daffodil, along with several other
species, Narcissus bulbocodium is native to Western France, Spain, Portugal and
Morocco and is by far the most common and widespread of the hoop-petticoat
It grows in a variety of situations from near sea-level in France and Portugal to over 3,000m in the High Atlas Mountains in Morocco. It prefers an acid soil which retains plenty of moisture in the spring growing season and a sunny spot.
It has narrow, dark green leaves between 10-40cm (4-16in) long and bears funnel-shaped deep yellow flowers 3.5cm ((11/2in) across, with expanded trumpets. The leaves look like grass.