How to grow Narcissus bulbocodium

Narcissus bulbocodium grow and care – herbaceous geophyte of the genus Narcissus also known as Hoop petticoat daffodil or Petticoat daffodil, Narcissus bulbocodium perennial deciduous used as ornamental cut flower plant, can grow in mediterranean, subtropics or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 4-10a (need to keep the bulb in 3-5 indoor over winter).

Leaves color green in linear shape grow in rosette structure.

Narcissus bulbocodium flower

Flower petals color can be white, yellow or orange, the inner part looks like trumpet, the edge of the trumpet can be prominent or wavy.

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How to grow Narcissus bulbocodium – growing and care:

Dry summer and cool growing season, planting temperature 5-20C (41-68F)

How to care:
Add fertilizer for blooming in the moment that the bulb start to grow after blooming add fertilizer for growing leaves, it’s will make the bulb stronger, also better to add choped mulch it’s keep the moist of the soil

How to care and store the bulbs:
The bulb better storage in cool place and dry, better to add some dry mulch (paper, dead leaves or wood cheap) that if there is some humidity the mulch would protect the bulbs)

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seeds / Bulb/ Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No, when start from seeds the flowers will be the same but it will takes few years until blooming and its harder start by seeds than bulbs

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Poisonous and the blooming season short

When is the best time to plant?
Spring in hardiness zone 4-10a

How to plant the bulb:
Planting in the beginning of the season, dig bigger hole than the 5 times more than the bulb and add humus and organic matter mix it with the soil, plant the bulb 2cm (1inch) from the top of the bulb

Pests and diseases:
Nematode, bulb mites bulb flies

Pruning season:
End of the summer to autumn in hardiness zone 4-10a

How to prune:
Dead leaves and flower stalk

Size of the plant:
10-20cm, 4-8 inches)

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing / Slow growing (especially when the plant young)

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade (might have blooming problem) / Full Shade (it’s possible just after the plant start to bloom), without sun the plant won’t bloom.

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?
No, but when get enough sun before blooming possible after this to put it indoor with full shade

How to care indoor:
When grow as indoor because it’s not classic houseplant, need to expose the plant to sun before start to bloom (on the window), when the plant start bloom put the plant indoor until the dormant take and then stop to watering them

Growing is also possible in pots, planter, flowerpot or containers:
Yes, when growing in container the plant (with one bulb can grow in 1L (0.2 gallon) and possible and better 2.5L (0.5 gallons), well-drained soil and better to use potting mix or something similar, every few need to check the soil that it’s still viable and if not take care of the soil by washing the old soil and put new, but in order to get flowers after a lot years need to check that the roots system not fill all the planter, if it’s full need to reduce that amount of plants or to increase the size of the container

Blooming information

Bloom season?
In warm climate in winter (and rarely end of the autumn), in cold climate end of the winter to spring

General information about the flower:
Trumpet shape flowers, white, yellow or orange, the flower looks like trumpet the edge of the trumpet can be prominent or wavy.


Oxford gold – flowers color light yellow

Spoirot – flowers color white little cream and yellow stamens

White petticoat – flowers color white and yellow stamens

Conspicuous – flowers color yellow

Golden bells – flowers color light yellow

Scientific name:

Narcissus bulbocodium

How to grow Narcissus bulbocodium

Narcissus bulbocodium plant care

Narcissus bulbocodium flowers

Narcissus bulbocodium


Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Spring flowers
  • Winter flowers
Flower colors
  • Orange flower
  • White flower
  • Yellow flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Deciduous
  • Geophyte
  • Herbaceous
  • Perennial plant
Plant Uses
  • Floristry
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
  • Shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Big amount of water
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 5
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9