Cyclamineus Daffodil, Cyclamen Narcissus 'Peeping Tom'


Family: Amaryllidaceae (am-uh-ril-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Narcissus (nar-SIS-us) (Info)
Cultivar: Peeping Tom
Hybridized by Williams
Registered or introduced: pre 1948
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Division 6 - Cyclamineus


12-18 in. (30-45 cm)


3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring


USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade


All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow


This plant is resistant to deer

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:


Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Garberville, California

Grand Junction, Colorado

Vancouver, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:


On May 4, 2015, DaylilySLP from Dearborn Heights, MI (Zone 6a) wrote:

*FCC(p) 1976
AGM 1995
AM Haarlem 1955
Wister Award 1996


On Mar 29, 2014, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

This is one of the most notoriously virused of all daffodils. I don't know whether any of the commercial bulb dealers has cleaned up their stock through meristem culture.


On Mar 25, 2014, Terri1948 from Yorkshire

Peeping Tom is a beautiful little Narcissus. Perfect for growing with other small varieties.
It grows well in a tub and even better in any garden setting where it can be left to multiply naturally.
I've seen it growing in a Springtime garden with hellebores, hyacinths, anemones and other Spring flowers. This garden also has shrubs and small trees casting light shade.
I've also seen it growing in a grassed area.

Both settings were beautiful!


On Feb 28, 2008, bmuller from Albuquerque, NM (Zone 7a) wrote:

This daffodil is new for me this year--and was the very first to bloom--before February Gold, which is usually my first. I love its bright yellow and elongated cup.


On Aug 6, 2006, saya from Heerlen
Netherlands (Zone 8b) wrote:

Introduced by Parcival Dacres Williams (1865-1935) from St. Keverne, Cornwall, UK. One of the most beautifull among the cyclamineus. Yellow golden backwards placed petals with a little rather long yellow golden 'trumpet'..Height: only 25 cm. Flowering for me in april.


On Sep 22, 2005, ladyrowan from Garberville, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

An all-yellow daffodil with a long cup, and very recurved perianth.


mid spring.