A charming and dainty plant, the Minnow daffodil - Narcissus Minnow or Narcissus Tazetta - is one of the smallest of our dwarf daffodil bulbs collection, offering tiny yellow to pale-yellow blooms.
A true Easter plant, the Minnow Narcissi's flowers are formed of a buttercup-yellow trumpet shaped centre (corona) surrounded by lighter yellow outer petals (perianth). It gradually fades to a creamy yellow colour with maturity. At 2.5cm across, the tiny flowers produce a subtle fragrance.
With multiple heads bearing up to five small clusters of flowers, the Minnow puts on a surprisingly good early show when blooming between March and April. Growing up to 20cm and with a spread of the same measure, its small compact size makes it ideal for planting in pots, rockeries, patio containers or at the front of a border. It's also particularly hardy for its size with a moderate rate of growth. See the full variety of daffodil and narcissus bulbs we have available for sale.
Reliable in the appropriate conditions and a good performing plant, the Minnow has been awarded the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Award of Garden Merit (AGM).
Working well as a cut flower, it can last for up to a week in a pretty Easter table vase (take care as it can cause discomfort when eaten). One can speculate that it takes its name from the diminutive fish of the same name – so why not grow a shoal of daffs in your garden?!