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Narcissus tazetta
Paperwhites, Narcissus, Daffodil, Bunch-flowered Narcissus, Cream-flowered Narcissus
6

18 inches
6

12 inches
Mediterranean
  • Full Sun
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Low
  • Flowering

About This Plant

A heat-tolerant bulb with clusters of white or cream-colored flowers. Planted in autumn in a well-drained setting, it should be flowering by February or very early spring. Foliage will eventually wither with warm weather, but the clumps can be expected to persevere as perennials. The musky fragrance can be overpowering.

Maintenance

In general, about a month after flowering, foliage can be tied back as follows: pull one of the stems from each clump; bend back the other stems (3-4 leaves) toward the ground, and use the pulled leaf to gently tie the bunch off. This allows the bulb to continue absorbing sun and manufacturing food. Once the foliage withers, it can be cut back.

Features

Plant Type:
Size:
6-18" H, 6-12" W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Well drained
Wildlife:
Pollinators
Flower Color:
Cream, White
Bloom Time:
January, February, March
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

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