Miniature Narcissus, Miniature Daffodil 'Baby Moon'


Family: Amaryllidaceae (am-uh-ril-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Narcissus (nar-SIS-us) (Info)
Cultivar: Baby Moon
Hybridized by Gerritsen
Registered or introduced: 1958
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Division 7 - Jonquilla



6-12 in. (15-30 cm)


3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring


USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

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)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade


Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Gold (Yellow-Orange)



This plant is resistant to deer

Other details:

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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:


Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

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:

Juneau, Alaska

Garberville, California

Gonzales, Louisiana

Roslindale, Massachusetts

Brunswick, Missouri

Fulton, Missouri

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Ravenna, Ohio

Portland, Oregon

Honesdale, Pennsylvania

Leesburg, Virginia

Vancouver, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Apr 30, 2015, DaylilySLP from Dearborn Heights, MI (Zone 6a) wrote:

AM Haarlem 1958
FCC Haarlem 1960

(N. jonquilla var. minor x N. jonquilla)


On Feb 26, 2015, itsasickness from Gonzales, LA wrote:

Found these bulbs growing wild by the thousands on the side of I59 near Hattiesburg Mississippi so I had to jack me a few. The dotd won't miss them because they propagate so quickly. Planted in a full sun spot in front of my red camellia and the timing for both is perfect here in zone 9. Great little bulb to plant in front of other narcissus or mixed in with leucojum aestivum to naturalize.


On May 28, 2013, CosmosandCleome from Bethany, PA wrote:

Sprouted later than other Narcissi, in late April. Bloomed very late, at the end of May in my zone 5b garden. Leaves look similar to chives--tall and very narrow, darker green than other daffodils. The flower stalks are shorter than the leaves, ranging from 8 to 13 inches high. Each stalk bears two or three flowers. The flowers are tiny, barely one inch across. I planted them in groups of three or four; larger mass plantings would result in much greater visual impact.

Might work well as a foil in front of Allium 'Purple Sensation' to mask its tall stems--they are blooming concurrently in my garden.


On Mar 30, 2005, tabasco from Cincinnati (Anderson Twp), OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

A late spring blooming Jonquilla, Division 7, of citron yellow. Introduced by J. Gerritsen and Son in 1958. 8". A nice narcissus for the rockery.


On Sep 10, 2004, ladyrowan from Garberville, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

Golden yellow, multiflowered clone of N. Jonquilla, with grasslike foliage and nickel to quarter sized, sweetly scented flowers; variable in height.