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Daffodil, Hoop-Petticoat

Spring-Flowering Bulb

Narcissus bulbocodium
Amaryllidaceae Family

Perfect for naturalizing in grassy areas, Hoop-petticoat Daffodils are deer-resistant, small (6 inches or less) and bear bright yellow blooms with large cups and tiny, pointed perianths.

Site Characteristics
  • full sun

Soil conditions:

  • requires well-drained soil
Prefers moist but well-drained soil.

Hardiness zones:

  • 3 to 9

Special locations:

  • outdoor containers
  • rock gardens
Plant Traits

Lifecycle: perennial

Ease-of-care: easy

Height: 0.25 to 0.5 feet

Spread: 0.1 to 0.25 feet

Bloom time: mid-spring

Flower color: yellow

Foliage color: dark green

Foliage texture: fine


  • upright
  • grass-like

Shape in flower: flower stalks with upright spikes

Special Considerations
Special characteristics:
  • deer resistant
  • non-aggressive
  • non-invasive
  • not native to North America - Native to Iberian Peninsula, North Afria, southern France.
Growing Information
How to plant:

Propagate by division or separation - Plants the bulbs 4" deep. Divide after flowering or in the fall.

Maintenance and care:
Deadhead the plants to keep appearance tidy. Do not cut back the plants until the foliage begins to fade (about 6 weeks). Apply low-nitrogen, high-potassium fertilizer after blooming if bloom performance was poor.

More growing information: How to Grow Bulbs

Narcissus bulb flies
Bulb scale mite
Slugs and snails
Narcissus nematode
Narcissus basal rot
Narcissus yellow stripe virus