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PlantFiles: Bulbocodium Hybrid Narcissus, Hoop-Petticoat Daffodil
Narcissus bulbocodium

Family: Amaryllidaceae (am-uh-ril-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Narcissus (nar-SIS-us) (Info)
Species: bulbocodium (bulb-oh-KOD-ee-um) (Info)

Synonym:Narcissus bulbocodium subsp. bulbocodium

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Division 10 - Bulbocodium

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

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:
Sun to Partial Shade

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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

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3 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive dmj1218 On Mar 1, 2007, dmj1218 from west Houston, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

One of the best narcissus species for the deep Gulf Coast South. A reliable rebloomer in my garden.

Positive Jamie_Anderson On Mar 24, 2006, Jamie_Anderson from Wellington
New Zealand wrote:

Great little grower. I have always had a group in a pot an they have done very well. I have lifted and divided once (back into same pot, and they seemed to like that.

The foliage on these can get long, and consequently flop over and look silly, so, what I do is trim all the leaves to a length where they don't flop. This doesn't seem to harm them, but be careful you don't trim off the buds as well!

Other colours exist (which I've only just found out). Other colours include creams and whites.

They grow well here in New Zealand, in Auckland at least, and I would say in most if not all other areas.

Positive tabasco On May 11, 2005, tabasco from Cincinnati (Anderson Twp), OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

Our n. 'hoop petticoats' are very late, blooming at the same time as n. 'Actea' and n. 'Baby Moon' and lilacs. We have them interplanted with gold edged hostas. Very nice and interesting addition to the spring garden.

Neutral poppysue On Oct 31, 2001, poppysue from Westbrook, ME (Zone 5a) wrote:

This narcissus is known for it's funnel shaped trumpets and insignificant petals. It's a small variety and suitable for the rock garden. 'Julia Jane' is a pale yellow selection.


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

Garberville, California
Hawkinsville, Georgia
Brockton, Massachusetts
Portland, Oregon
Blakeslee, Pennsylvania
Houston, Texas
Puyallup, Washington
Vancouver, Washington

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