Latin name: Narcissus romieuxii
Origin: North west Africa
The Romieux hoop petticoat daffodil is a small bulbous perennial with solitary flowers. Flower colours range from pale to medium yellow. Leaves are linear and deep green. Blooms in winter through to spring.
Best grown in pots in an alpine house or cold greenhouse. It can also be planted out in a bulb frame.
A very hardy plant, it can withstand temperatures down to -15°C while in full flower without damage.
Allow the plant to fully dry out in summer. Repot into a gritty, sandy John Innes No.3 in early August. Water thoroughly and keep the compost moist until the first signs of growth.
Propagation is by seed. Sow in a container when ripe. Another option is to separate offsets at the beginning of autumn.