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Tenby Daffodil

Narcissus hispanicus ssp. hispanicus (13 Group)

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Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Frost Hardy


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size







2 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

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Tenby Daffodil Overview

Narcissus hispanicus subsp. hispanicus is a delicate dwarf spring flowering bulb that produces bright yellow, solitary flowers with slightly flared trumpets and paler yellow perianth (outer part of the flower) segments at the base of the trumpet. Commonly known as the Tenby Daffodil, this group 13, Wild species are widely sold as Narcissus obvallaris and were originally native to France and the Iberian Peninsula (Spain and Portugal), Introduced to Wales, where it soon naturalised. This pretty little daffodil suits being grown in containers with other spring-flowering plants, but it will be equally happy in drifts through lawns, flower beds and wildflower meadows. This species has earnt a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit.

Common problems with Tenby Daffodil

How to propagate Tenby Daffodil




Special features of Tenby Daffodil

Attractive flowers

Attracts useful insects

An early source of nectar for pollinating insects.

Drought resistant

Survive dry summers in bulb form.

Indoor plant

Can be grown indoors, place in high light areas but limit direct sunlight to early mornings.