What: Narcissus ‘Jack Snipe,’ or miniature daffodil, positively glows in the late-winter garden and heralds the imminent arrival of spring. Its charming, 1½-inch ivory-white flowers have a striking golden-yellow center trumpet that nods atop a sturdy 8-inch stem. Planting ‘Jack Snipe’ bulbs in groups makes for a natural look in the landscape. Hostas and deciduous ornamental grasses are a good combination because they will cover/disguise the foliage of the Narcissus as it dies back by early June.
Where: Plant the bulbs in well-drained soil that gets full sun to light shade.
Size: Grows to about 9 by 4 inches.
Care: Drought-tolerant when established, narcissus generally does not need to be divided and old clumps can give a spectacular show in the spring.
— Richie Steffen