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PlantFiles: Daffodil, Narcissus
Narcissus 'Tete-a-Tete'

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Family: Amaryllidaceae (am-uh-ril-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Narcissus (nar-SIS-us) (Info)
Cultivar: Tete-a-Tete
Additional cultivar information: (aka Tte--Tte)

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Division:
Division 12 - Miscellaneous

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:
3-6 in. (7-15 cm)
6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Spring

Hardiness:
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)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

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

Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Foliage:
Herbaceous
Blue-Green
Smooth-Textured

Other details:
Flowers are fragrant
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
This plant is resistant to deer
Flowers are good for cutting

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:
Non-patented

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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5 positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral coriaceous On Jan 31, 2014, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

Forced in vast numbers for the gift market, this is also a great garden plant. It has been one of the best early daffodils, a good performer and a vigorous naturalizer. However, it has acquired a reputation now for being one of the most commonly virused.

Positive Carolsflowers On Feb 17, 2010, Carolsflowers from Brunswick, MO (Zone 5a) wrote:

Tete-aTete naturalizes well for me in Brunswick, MO in heavier soil

Positive Wecky On Mar 26, 2007, Wecky from Iowa City, IA (Zone 5a) wrote:

This little daffie is adorable! You see them in all the grocery stores' floral departments starting in February, when they put out pots of forced bulbs to make the gardeners restless for spring. When I lived in La Crosse, Wisconsin I took a chance and plopped my spent houseplant's bulbs in the ground to see what would happen. Sure enough, the following spring I had a sweet clump of mini daffodils! I hope that the current tenants of our old town house are enjoying them now! Last spring I planted some near a lilac bush here at our new home in Iowa, and as of today (March 26, 2007) there are lots of teeny tiny three inch tall stems with fat buds showing yellow at the seams. They'll be blooming tomorrow for sure!

Something I really love about these little guys (aside from how CUTE they are) is that the blooms last longer (for me anyway) than larger daffodils. Also, you often get multiple blooms on each stem--bonus! Next time you see a pot of these at Wally World for three bucks, let them liven up your kitchen table, then give them a good home in your garden!

Positive Corgi_Lily On Aug 28, 2006, Corgi_Lily from Lowell, MI wrote:

This usually blooms in March for me in zone 5. I love the height of it; we get sporadic spring hail/rain/snow/ice storms, and this one holds up and keeps blooming for nearly 6 weeks for me. I have not noted a scent for this one.

Positive kdjoergensen On Apr 1, 2006, kdjoergensen from Waxhaw (Charlotte), NC (Zone 7b) wrote:

Very easy to grow plant which multiplies easily and repeats like a dream. Long lasting low growing flowers for spring. In zone6, they bloom in late march / early april.

Positive JaxFlaGardener On Apr 1, 2005, JaxFlaGardener from Jacksonville, FL (Zone 8b) wrote:

This seems to be one of the few daffodils/jonquils that will tolerate the summer heat of NE Florida (borderline Zone 8b/9a) and our relatively mild winters with only a few days below freezing. I have a few of these jonquils flowering now (March 2005) from bulbs I planted about 2 years ago. I am hoping they will bloom more profusely with time as they become better acclimated to our climate.

Neutral Baa On Mar 9, 2003, Baa wrote:

A Division 12 Miscellaneous Daffodil cultivar.

A small cultivar suitable for rock and alpine gardens. Has mid to deep green, smooth, lance like leaves. Bears golden yellow, slightly reflexed perianths with dark yellow coronas, 1 to 3 per stem.

Flowers between January and March.

Loves a well-drained soil in sun or light shade. Forms reasonable sized clumps where happy.

Regional...

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

Atmore, Alabama
Cazadero, California
Elk Grove, California
Garberville, California
Perris, California
Sacramento, California
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Bear, Delaware
Jacksonville, Florida
North Port, Florida
Dacula, Georgia
Stone Mountain, Georgia
Cherry Valley, Illinois
Westchester, Illinois
Iowa City, Iowa (2 reports)
Barbourville, Kentucky
Ewing, Kentucky
Hebron, Kentucky
Salvisa, Kentucky
Echo, Louisiana
Millersville, Maryland
Roslindale, Massachusetts
Springfield, Massachusetts
Ludington, Michigan
Pinconning, Michigan
Florence, Mississippi
Brunswick, Missouri
Camden, Missouri
Rolla, Missouri
Sparks, Nevada
Auburn, New Hampshire
Clementon, New Jersey
South Plainfield, New Jersey
Glen Cove, New York
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Fayetteville, North Carolina
Morehead City, North Carolina
Raleigh, North Carolina
Belfield, North Dakota
Cincinnati, Ohio
Dayton, Ohio
, Ontario
Portland, Oregon
Salem, Oregon
Lansdowne, Pennsylvania
Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Knoxville, Tennessee
Fort Worth, Texas (2 reports)
Missouri City, Texas
Perrin, Texas
Princeton, Texas
Payson, Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah (2 reports)
Falls Church, Virginia
Locust Dale, Virginia
Newport News, Virginia
Oakton, Virginia
Kalama, Washington
Spokane, Washington
Vancouver, Washington
La Crosse, Wisconsin



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