Narcissus: Time To Plant The Bulbs




The narcissus is an emblematic flower of the end of winter, appreciated for its pretty flowering.

In summary, what you need to know:

Name: Narcissus
Family: Amaryllidaceae
Type: Spring Bulb

: 10 to 40 cm
Exposure: Sunny and half-shade
Ground: Ordinary
Flowering: From February to May

Planting and maintenance will enhance flowering, which can even become a real sight when narcissus is planted in a group.

Narcissus plantation:

Daffodils are easy bulb flowers that are popular in most gardens but will flourish better in rather rich soils.

Narcissus planted in the ground for a bloom in spring:

The narcissus bulbs are ideally planted in the month of September October and November.

  • Make a hole about 3 times the height of the bulb to protect it from winter frost.
  • The bulb of narcissus is planted the point to the top.
  • Plant them by tens in the same place to create real color tasks!
  • You can vary the sun exposure in order to have different flowering periods.

Respect a spacing of 5-10 cm between each bulb and create several "tasks" by planting the bulbs in groups of 10-15 bulbs.

  • Also find our advice sheet dedicated to the planting bulbs

Narcissus in pot for a flowering in autumn or winter:

Florists offer potted narcissus during winter.

We are outside of the classic periods of flowering because the bulbs have, for this, been strengths.

You can, too,force your narcissus to bloom indoors from your house, from autumn to early spring.

  • From September to January,
  • In a pot or bowl, make a bed of compost on 3 or 4 cm.
  • Place 2 or 3 narcissus bulbs so that they touch to obtain a nice compact effect.
  • Cover with potting soil, leaving just the tips of the bulbs out.
  • Put everything in a cool placedark and relatively humid.
  • As soon as the leaves come out, place the cup in a bright place and a little cooler (about 10-15°)
  • A few days later you can put them in your house to enjoy the flowering.

Maintenance of narcissus:

Born cut the leaves of the narcissus before they have yellowed because this step allows them to build their reserves in view of the next flowering.

Indeed, if you remove the foliage of narcissus just after flowering, they will not be sufficient reserves to bloom again the following year.

So you can continue to water after flowering and even bring fertilizer for flowering plants.

Narcissus in pot:

Thepotted narcissus is meant to bloom our interiors in winter. It is difficult to keep it in its pot because they will not bloom unless you put it outside after flowering.

  • You can still put the bulbs in the ground for flowering in 1 or 2 years, but this is not always guaranteed.

To know about narcissus:


The narcissus knows many varieties as the "daffodil "(Narcissus jonquilla) which enchants our gardens at the end of winter.

Although the flowering time of the narcissus is relatively short (about 15 days), you will appreciate its small tufts of color while the tulips have not gone out yet.

Side legend, the narcissus comes from the Greek mythology. Narcissus was a handsome young man who, after brutally rejecting the love of the nymph Echo, was punished by the gods and condemned to love only his own person (hence the narcissism)

Every day, he would then contemplate the reflection of his image in a fountain. One day he even tried to kiss her, drowned herself and turned into a flower, the narcissus.

Smart tip about narcissus:

Once the faded leaves, the narcissus can be cut to the ground, he will leave the following year!

Attention, do not pass the mower before the foliage is totally faded otherwise they will not bloom the following year.


Video: How to plant Daffodil Bulbs: Jeff Turner plants mixed Narcissi Daffodils in the border.


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