Division 12: Miscellaneous

As the title suggests, this is where the cultivated varieties that don't fit into any other division are placed. The best known commercially grown varieties in this division are all fairly small (but charming) daffodils that typically produce two or more flowers per stem, i.e. "Jumblie", "Quince", and "Tête-à-Tête".

Because of their small size, these are good choices for rock gardens and for indoor forcing. Of these, only Tête-à-Tête is fragrant; I have indicated this by putting an asterisk (*) after its name:

Variety name Colour Flowering time Height Hardiness zones Shape/form Notes
Jumblieyellow and orangeearly mid-spring5 - 7" (12 - 18 cm)4 - 8petals flare back from a very long, pencil-thin trumpet; several flowers per stem excellent for rock gardens
Quincesulfur yellowmid spring5 - 6" (12 - 15 cm)4 - 8swept-back petals; 2 - 3 flowers per stem; shorter cup than Jumblie good for rock gardens
Tête-à-Tête*buttercup yellowearly spring5 - 8" (12 - 20 cm)4 - 9slightly reflexed (bent back) petals and a long slender trumpet; usually has 2 flowers per stem (in French "tête-á-tête" means "head to head")the most popular miniature daffodil for indoor forcing; easy to grow; blooms prolifically; excellent for naturalizing

Tete-a-Tete Jumblie Quince


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