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Narcissus 'Tete-a-Tete' (Daffodil 'Tete-a-Tete')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.2m
Max height
0.2m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Narcissus 'Tete-a-Tete'

Other names

Daffodil 'Tete-a-Tete', Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête', Narcissus cyclamineus 'Tete-a-Tete', Miniature daffodil 'Tete-a-Tete'

Genus

Narcissus Narcissus

Variety or Cultivar

'Tete-a-Tete' _ 'Tete-a-Tete' is a compact, vigorous, bulbous perennial with upright, grey-green leaves and small clusters of bright yellow flowers with lighter yellow, slightly reflexed cups.


Narcissus 'Tete-a-Tete' is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect

Toxicity

Ingestion may cause severe discomfort. Can also be a skin irritant.

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Yellow in Spring

Foliage

Green in Spring

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Bulb scale mite , Narcissus bulb fly , Narcissus eelworm , Slugs Bulb scale mite , Narcissus bulb fly , Narcissus eelworm , Slugs

Basal rot Basal rot

General care

Pruning

Deadhead flowers once faded but do not remove foliage until it has died down.

Propagation methods

Offsets


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Where to grow

Narcissus 'Tete-a-Tete' (Daffodil 'Tete-a-Tete') will reach a height of 0.2m and a spread of 0.2m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Low Maintenance, Naturalised in turf

Cultivation

Plant two times its own depth in autumn. Prefers moderately fertile, well-drained soil that is moist during the growing season.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Narcissus 'Tete-a-Tete'

Other names

Daffodil 'Tete-a-Tete', Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête', Narcissus cyclamineus 'Tete-a-Tete', Miniature daffodil 'Tete-a-Tete'

Genus

Narcissus Narcissus

Variety or Cultivar

'Tete-a-Tete' _ 'Tete-a-Tete' is a compact, vigorous, bulbous perennial with upright, grey-green leaves and small clusters of bright yellow flowers with lighter yellow, slightly reflexed cups.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect

Toxicity

Ingestion may cause severe discomfort. Can also be a skin irritant.

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Yellow in Spring

Foliage

Green in Spring


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Bulb scale mite , Narcissus bulb fly , Narcissus eelworm , Slugs

Specific diseases

Basal rot

General care

Pruning

Deadhead flowers once faded but do not remove foliage until it has died down.

Propagation methods

Offsets


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Narcissus 'Tete-a-Tete' (Daffodil 'Tete-a-Tete') will reach a height of 0.2m and a spread of 0.2m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Low Maintenance, Naturalised in turf

Cultivation

Plant two times its own depth in autumn. Prefers moderately fertile, well-drained soil that is moist during the growing season.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Narcissus 'Tete-a-Tete' (Daffodil 'Tete-a-Tete')

Common pest name

tobacco thrips

Scientific pest name

Frankliniella fusca

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Appears to be of little risk to UK at present; but tospovirus vector so need to keep a watching brief in countries where it occurs.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Narcissus 'Tete-a-Tete' (Daffodil 'Tete-a-Tete')

Common pest name

Cherry rasp leaf (in part) (European); Gooseberry leaf distortion; Lloyd George raspberry yellow blotch disease; Pfeffinger disease of cherry; Redcurrant ringspot; Ringspot diseases of raspberry; strawberry and flowering currant; RRSV; Spoon leaf of redcurrant (Netherlands)

Scientific pest name

Raspberry ringspot virus

Type

Virus or Viroid

Current status in UK

Present (Limited)

Likelihood to spread in UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

1

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Pest present in the UK; risk of spread is mitigated by industry certification scheme.

Defra's Risk register #3

Plant name

Narcissus 'Tete-a-Tete' (Daffodil 'Tete-a-Tete')

Common pest name

Black ring of tomato; Bouquet of potato; Pseudo-aucuba of potato; Ringspot of bean; Ringspot of beet; Ringspot of lettuce; Yellow vein of celery

Scientific pest name

Tomato black ring virus

Type

Virus or Viroid

Current status in UK

Present (Limited)

Likelihood to spread in UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

1

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Vector present in the UK and the pest is present with a limited distribution. Current mitigations are effective at reducing the risk of spread.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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