Cyclamineus Daffodil (Narcissus 'Little Witch') in the Daffodils Database

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Data specific to Daffodils (Edit)
Division: Division 6 - Cyclamineus
Color: Perianth (Petals): Yellow
Color: Corona (Cups): Yellow
Description: see comments below
Bloom season: EM - Early to Mid Spring
Height classification: Dwarf (to 12.8")
Special Classes: ADS Historics
Hybridizer: Mrs R.O. Backhouse
Year of registration: Yes. Pre 1921.
Country of Origin: England
Awards: Award of Merit
Links: DaffSeek - Daffodil Database
RHS - Daffodil Register

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: dwarf (
Leaves: Spring ephemeral
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Other: Forcible
Underground structures: Bulb
Uses: Provides winter interest
Erosion control
Cut Flower
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Roots are poisonous
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets
Pollinators: Moths and Butterflies
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Preferred depth: shoulders should clear soil line
Miscellaneous: Goes Dormant


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Location:  -TasmaniaDate: Sept 2013
By gwhizz
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Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Oct 6, 2013 10:01 AM

RHS description at ‘The Royal Horticultural Society Horticultural Database’, available at
Fl. yellow; perianth segments ovate, blunt or squarish at apex, with slight white mucro, reflexed, plane or with margins slightly incurved, separated; the inner segments more narrowly ovate, more nearly acute, sometimes twisted, with margins incurled; corona cylindrical, strongly ribbed, darker in tone than the perianth, with mouth straight and rim crenate. Dwarf. 2n=21'
Good forcer.

Cute name, very cute flower. From the wild N. cyclamineus, ‘Little Witch’ is a bright yellow pixie with a long, fluted, “stove-pipe” trumpet and petals that sweep back as if it were riding a tiny broomstick. It’ s vigorous, early-blooming, and a terrific perennializer. 6 Y-Y, 10-12”, zones 6-8aS/10WC
Old House Gardens comment.

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