Narcissus Triandrus is a group name covering a number of of forms and hybrids of a beautiful little bunch or cyclamen flowered daffodil originating from South West Europe.
It is distinguished by its narrow leaves and narrow, or vase shaped, corona, with the petals often prettily twirled, flung back so as to suggest the flower of a cyclamen.
The colours of Narcissus Triandrus range from the spotless white of Narcissus Triandrus Albus or "Angel's Tears" through cream, primrose and yellow to a rich gold.
The average height is not more than 7 - 8 inches and the flowering season extends from mid to late spring.
We have to thank Narcissus Triandrus for enchanting varieties of daffodil such as the hybrid "Queen of Spain", "Vicountess Northcliffe", Dawn, Silver Chimes, and the lovely chalice cupped Thalia, all cyclamen flowered daffodils of elegance with heights of 14 - 20 inches
While the more typical of the triandrus group, the miniature daffodils, should be given a choice position in the rock garden, with a good loamy but well drained soil and light shade, the larger hybrids may be grouped in mixed borders or along the edges of woodland.
In the rock garden it is desirable to cover the groups of flowering bulbs with ground cover plants such as creeping thyme.
As for most miniature daffodils, Narcissus Triandus bulbs should be planted at a depth of 3 to 5 inches.
This variety of narcissus need not be lifted for several years if planted in a sunny spot - this miniature daffodil will slowly naturalize in the garden
Eventually the narcissus bulbs can be dug up to be divided.
All varieties of Narcissus Triandus can be grown indoors.
Plant bulbs in a bowl with leaf mould, sand and a little turf soil, or, if you prefer, buy specially prepared bulb fibre from a Garden Centre or Nursery