Double Narcissus, Double Daffodil 'Tahiti'


Family: Amaryllidaceae (am-uh-ril-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Narcissus (nar-SIS-us) (Info)
Cultivar: Tahiti
Hybridized by Richardson
Registered or introduced: 1956
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Division 4 - Double


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 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)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun


Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:


Bright Yellow




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:

This plant is suitable for growing indoors


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

Cazadero, California

Garberville, California

Irvine, California

Woodland, California

Clifton, Colorado

Fort Collins, Colorado

Washington, District Of Columbia

Braselton, Georgia

Cordele, Georgia

Dacula, Georgia

Decatur, Georgia

Wrens, Georgia

Algonquin, Illinois

Chicago, Illinois

Downers Grove, Illinois

Washington, Illinois

Barbourville, Kentucky

Durham, Maine

South China, Maine

Royal Oak, Michigan

Morehead City, North Carolina

Belfield, North Dakota

Glouster, Ohio

Toledo, Ohio

Hugo, Oklahoma

, Ontario

Portland, Oregon

Butler, Pennsylvania

Meshoppen, Pennsylvania

Clarksville, Tennessee

Fate, Texas

Houston, Texas

Provo, Utah

Leesburg, Virginia

Locust Dale, Virginia

Weber City, Virginia

Issaquah, Washington

North Bend, Washington

Seattle, Washington

Cameron, Wisconsin

New Lisbon, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On May 7, 2015, DaylilySLP from Dearborn Heights, MI (Zone 6a) wrote:

PC 1956
FCC(e) 1961
AGM 1995
AM Haarlem 1961
FCC Haarlem 1961
Wister Award 2003

(Falaise x Ceylon)


On Apr 26, 2012, bazil323 from Cameron, WI (Zone 3b) wrote:

Really striking bright colors, sunshine yellow and Kraft macaroni orange. Love this daff!


On Jul 14, 2011, Gabrielle from (Zone 5a) wrote:

A very attractive daffodil. Blooms in April-May in my garden.


On May 25, 2011, Bazuhi from Downers Grove, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

This Double Narcissus, Double Daffodil 'Tahiti' was originally ordered thru a bulb company back in 2002. It is doing great in my garden and it is now 2011! These bulbs were planted 7 inches down where I added bulb fertilizer and a better quality garden soil since my soil has a high orange clay content in that section of the yard. Then I topped it off with the current soil from the hole I dug. They never fail me and come up each spring, this photo was taken April 30th and they have been in bloom for some time already just to give you an idea when they come up in my area and it has been a cool spring this year. I highly recommend them!
See my photo posted..Enjoy!


On Apr 13, 2010, nutsaboutnature from Algonquin, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

Unbelievably Beautiful!
I just planted these in Autumn 2009, 10 from "Brent & Becky's Bulbs" &10 from another nursery. The ones from the other nursery are very pretty, but the ones from Brent & Becky's are SPECTACULAR! They are very large, very bright & my 10 bulbs multiplied to 24 their very first year!

I will very definitely be ordering more of "N. Tahiti". Also I love that they are "upfacing" with very strong stems so even though they're large flowers they don't droop.

I've done a fair amount of gardening, but I'm new to planting spring bulbs, having planted my first ones in Autumn 2008. I feel that bulbs like "N. Tahiti" make me look like I've been growing bulbs forever.


On Apr 21, 2009, Leehallfae from Seattle, WA wrote:

Tahiti is now in full bloom in the Pacific Northwest. These are splendid flowers, and easy care. Plant the bulbs where they will receive about 6 hours of sunlight, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m, Daylight Savings Time, add about 1/4 a cup of fertilizer 10-10-10, or well cured steer manure, cover them and by next spring, they ought to bloom.


On Mar 19, 2006, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

I just ID'd this! Several years ago I bought a daff mix. This is the first daff that I have been able to name. I love it as it is blooming now and most of my other daffs are fading away. I will have to mark them for division- or buy more! The fragrance is very nice, too.


On Mar 13, 2005, torgo from Decatur, GA wrote:

I just added it to the garden this season and I love it already. The orange sections emphasize the many layers (see the pic). The name fits it well - even the fragrance seems tropical.


On Mar 29, 2003, Terry from Murfreesboro, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:

A brightly-colored flower for spring, this variety also has a strong, sweet fragrance.