How small are the cups of Small Cupped Daffodils? They’re there sure enough, but they’re as teeny weeny and itsy bitsy as they can be. To qualify for membership in this group, a Narcissus can only have a central cup one third or less of the size of the petals. If you’re a Small Cupped Narcissus, you obviously know that less really can be more! The advantage of the tiny cup is that it really draws attention to the big, showy outer petals, and varieties like Actea, with its contrasting central mini-cup show just why the Small Cupped Daffodil group deserves recognition and a place in the flower garden.