Quite the name for this age-old Daffodil. She has been a part of flower history since the 18th century. But she carries this important name with verve, she is a uniquely beautiful Daffodil. She is a part of the old group of Tazetta Daffodils, like the Narcis Compressus.
Hundreds of years ago, especially in the 1700s, this type of Daffodil was hugely popular. Not just because of her beauty; I would think that her lovely scent had something to do with it as well. In the 18th century the sewer was not as good as it is today, not everyone got to enjoy a shower on a daily basis and clothing was worn for several days on end. Therefore scented flowers were very popular during this time. Hyacinths were very much in favor because of that very reason, and that is why I think Narcis Grand Primo Citronaire was popular, too.
When you pick Grand Primo Citronaire to bring her inside, just a few of her flowers is enough to really enjoy her scent. A large bouquet can be more than a little overwhelming, they won’t exactly smell bad, but it will become predominant and that would be a shame.
Plant her a little bit deeper than you usually do with Daffodils: these old Tazetta’s can be a bit more sensitive to frost than other Daffodils.